Increase in clinical prevalence of AIDS implies increase in unsafe medical injections.

@article{Reid2009IncreaseIC,
  title={Increase in clinical prevalence of AIDS implies increase in unsafe medical injections.},
  author={Savanna R Reid},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={295-9}
}
A mass action model developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the re-use of contaminated syringes for medical care accounted for 2.5% of HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa in 2000. The WHO's model applies the population prevalence of HIV infection rather than the clinical prevalence to calculate patients' frequency of exposure to contaminated injections. This approach underestimates iatrogenic exposure risks when progression to advanced HIV disease is widespread. This… CONTINUE READING