In briefBMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7089.1217b (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1217
Three people infected with HIV from blood transfusion: Blood from an HIV positive donor in northwest England escaped detection by the standard screening methods as the donor had only recently become infected. As a result, three patients contracted HIV infection. This is the first such case identified in England since the testing of blood for HIV was introduced in 1985.
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