Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 30th, 2006
"In 2002, Canada introduced routine, mandatory HIV antibody screening for all residency applicants, including selected children. We report screening results from January 2002 to February 2005," scientists writing in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases report.
According to the authors, "Thirty-six pediatric HIV cases were detected (14/100,000 applicants); 94% of infected children were eligible to arrive in Canada. Thirty-two of the affected children were from Africa, and maternal infection was the main risk factor.
"Only 4 (11%) of...
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