HIV Threat: A Challenge Yet to Overcome for Safe Blood Transfusion

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HIV Threat: A Challenge Yet to Overcome for Safe Blood Transfusion

August 20, 2021 Medicine and Medical Science 0

For the past four decades, the Human Immune Deficiency Virus has been able to threaten the human population all across the world. An alarming number of individuals are living with HIV/AIDS today, and a large number of people are becoming infected each year. Despite the fact that global statistics show a gradual drop in the number of HIV-positive people since 2010, the numbers are nonetheless scary enough to send shivers down the human race’s spine. Among the various forms of HIV transmission, blood transfusion is one of the most common ways for people to become infected. Several factors influence the risk of HIV infection from blood transfusion. As a result, proper and effective blood screening is required. The importance of unpaid and voluntary blood donation services should be emphasised. To reduce the spread of HIV infection through blood transfusion, uttermost vigilance and more effective advanced screening techniques, as well as training and orientation of counsellors, are required.

Author (S) Details

Leena Talukdar
Department of Pathology (Blood Bank) Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati- 781032, India.

Usha Sarma
Department of Pathology (Blood Bank) Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati- 781032, India.

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