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    Blood safety and AIDS: UNAIDS point of view.

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS [UNAIDS]

    Geneva, Switzerland, UNAIDS, 1997 Oct. 7 p. (UNAIDS Point of View; UNAIDS Best Practice Collection)

    Eighty percent of the world's population live in developing countries, but developing countries use only 20% of the world's blood supply for transfusions. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes AIDS is easily transmitted through blood transfusions. In fact, the chances that someone who has received a transfusion with HIV-infected blood will himself or herself become infected are estimated at over 90%. While millions of lives are saved each year through blood transfusions, in countries where a safe blood supply is not guaranteed, recipients of blood run an increased risk of infection with HIV. Other diseases -- such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, Chagas disease and malaria -- can also easily be transmitted through blood transfusions. Worldwide, up to 4 million blood donations a year are not tested for either HIV or hepatitis B. Very few donations are tested for hepatitis C. (excerpt)
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