Risk of HIV-1 transmission for parenteral exposure and blood transfusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Risk of HIV-1 transmission for parenteral exposure and blood transfusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Rebecca F. Baggaley and Marie-Claude Boily and Richard Graham White and Michel Alary},
Background:The role of iatrogenic transmission within the HIV/AIDS pandemic remains contentious. Estimates of the risk of HIV transmission from injections and blood transfusions are required to inform appropriate prevention policy. Objectives:Systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on HIV-1 infectivity for parenteral transmission and blood transfusion. Review methods:All identified studies with relevant transmission probability estimates up to May 2005 were included. Statistical… 

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