Safe Blood Supply, Clean Needles ‘Crucial’ to HIV Prevention in Developing Countries, Newsday Reports:
In its continuing "AIDS at 20" series, Newsday reports that the prevention of new HIV infections is the "most crucial strategy in the war on AIDS." However, activists and policymakers say that "more vigorous" prevention efforts, such as condom promotion and sex education, are needed. Specifically, Newsday examines the need for an HIV-free global blood supply and clean needles, especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, "less than 10% of all blood transfusions last year were screened for HIV contamination" (Garrett, Newsday, 6/19). To read the complete article, click here. To view the complete index of the Newsday series, click here. Please note that these links are available to Web readers only.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.