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close this bookSafe Blood in Developing Countries - The Lessons from Uganda (EC, 1995, 151 p.)
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close this folderChapter One - Safe blood and HIV/AIDS: The Uganda achievement
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View the documentThe tragedy of the haemophiliacs
View the documentInfections carried by blood
View the documentThe unique features of Africa
View the documentThe global blood safety initiative
View the documentThe Uganda blood transfusion service: A portrait
View the documentThe wider contribution of the UBTS
View the documentThe view from an up-country hospital
View the documentThe matter of costs
View the documentThe dynamics of the project
View the documentA complex organisation
View the documentA view from Mulago hospital, Kampala
View the documentFour questions about AID
View the documentThe first visit for the EC
View the documentDr John Watson-Williams enters the scene

Infections carried by blood

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
- Syphilis
- Malaria
- Chaga's disease.

In short, blood can be very dangerous.