Legal, Financial, and Public Health Consequences of HIV Contamination of Blood and Blood Products in the 1980s and 1990s

@article{Weinberg2002LegalFA,
  title={Legal, Financial, and Public Health Consequences of HIV Contamination of Blood and Blood Products in the 1980s and 1990s},
  author={P. Weinberg and J. Hounshell and L. Sherman and J. Godwin and Shirin Ali and C. Tomori and C. Bennett},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={136},
  pages={312-319}
}
During the onset of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, persons with hemophilia and blood-transfusion recipients throughout the world became infected with HIV through transfusion of contaminated blood products (1-7) (Table 1). In 1982, 1 year after the first AIDS cases were reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that the syndrome was associated with blood and blood products (11, 12). Table 1. Persons with Hemophilia Who Developed HIV Infection from Transfusion of… Expand
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