Blood transfusions caused nearly 9000 cases of HIV in India in past five years

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 03 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1146
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

In the past five years as many as 8938 people in India have contracted HIV through blood transfusions, the Times of India has reported, raising concerns among experts.

Recent data obtained by the newspaper through a right to information request from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) showed that 629 people across India became infected with HIV from blood transfusions from April to October 2014, including 80 people in Maharashtra, 99 …

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