Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 15th, 1999
The research examined blood donors, who are among the least likely of all people to be infected. Those at risk, such as injecting drug users, are discouraged from giving. And since most donors do so repeatedly, they have already passed earlier screening tests.
Recently, scientists developed a method of testing blood that reveals whether the infection is new or long-standing. They used it to look for fresh infections among people across the...
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