Recent estimates of new HIV infections due to unsafe blood transfusions closer to 0-1.1%, not 5-10%

About 5-10% of new HIV infections have been linked to unsafe blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa. However, current estimates suggest that only 0-1.1% of new infections per year may be linked to transfusions. This is based on peer-reviewed and gray literature on estimates of blood transfusion-related HIV infections. (W. McFarland, CAPS affiliate)

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