[Repercussions of blood transmission in the epidemiology of AIDS-HIV infection in Mexican children].

Abstract

The first case of AIDS associated with contaminated blood products occurred in a child; with this 2 very important situations were recognized, firstly, the possibility of transmitting the disease through blood products, and secondly, that children are not exempt from acquiring the disease. Intimately related to transfusions of contaminated blood products are perinatal AIDS cases. With the measures set forth by the Mexican Government in order to prevent the transmission of HIV-1 through contaminated blood product, a decrease in cases of AIDS acquired through transfusions in expected in the near future. Not so for cases of perinatal AIDS, where educational campaigns directed towards women and high risk groups will have to be established.

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@article{VolkowFernndez1992RepercussionsOB, title={[Repercussions of blood transmission in the epidemiology of AIDS-HIV infection in Mexican children].}, author={Patricia Volkow-Fern{\'a}ndez}, journal={Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México}, year={1992}, volume={49 9}, pages={628-30} }