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German parliament investigates HIV infections

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6966.1389a (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1389
  1. Helmut Karcher
  1. Medical Writer, Munich.

    One of the first challenges facing the newly elected members of the lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, is the issue of HIV infection transmitted by blood and blood products. A report on this subject just published by a parliamentary investigating committee concludes that about 60% of the cases of HIV infection in haemophilic patients caused by blood products in the early 1980s could have been avoided if protective …

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