AIDS knowledge and beliefs related to blood donation in US adults: results from a national telephone survey.

@article{Steele2012AIDSKA,
  title={AIDS knowledge and beliefs related to blood donation in US adults: results from a national telephone survey.},
  author={Whitney Randolph Steele and Patrick M. High and George B. Schreiber},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2012},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1277-89; quiz 1276}
}
BACKGROUND Misperceptions about the risk of contracting AIDS from donating blood may be preventing people from donating, while incorrect beliefs about AIDS screening tests or the appropriateness of donating with risk factors may place the blood supply at increased risk. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Questions about AIDS transmission and testing and the acceptability of test seeking and donating with risk factors were asked in the National Community Health Survey, a telephone survey of 9859 US… CONTINUE READING

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