|Safe Blood in Developing Countries - The Lessons from Uganda (EC, 1995, 151 p.)|
|Section One - Introduction and summary|
|Chapter One - Safe blood and HIV/AIDS: The Uganda achievement|
There are several infections, not just HIV, that can be transmitted through blood and blood products. These include:
- HIV, both HIV-1 and HIV-2
- Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis delta
- Human T- cell leukaemia virus (HTLV), types one and two
- Chaga's disease.
In short, blood can be very dangerous.