nosocomial AIDS(redirected from Contaminated devices)
nosocomial AIDSAIDS HIV infection/AIDS caused during the course of providing some form of health care
Nosocomial AIDS, causes
Blood transfusions A unit may be in HIV 'window' period–1:500,000 risk
Contaminated products Factor VIII concentrates that were not heat-treated were administered to hemophiliacs in France, Japan, and elsewhere, causing thousands to become infected
Contaminated devices Re-use of needles in disadvantaged regions–in Russia, 2 outbreaks of HIV-1 seroconversion were reported, infecting 58 and 23 children respectively
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