How is blood-borne transmission of HIV prevented?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Prevention measures include the following:

  • Blood-product and donor screening

  • Avoidance of reusing needles for intravenous drug abuse (needle-exchange programs are widespread in the developed world, but the evidence that they have had a significant effect is debatable)


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