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  1. Prevention of blood-borne HIV transmission using a decentralized approach in Shaba, Zaire.

    Article - En anglais


    To prevent blood transfusion-acquired HIV infection with a decentralized approach to HIV screening of blood donors, using an instrument-free rapid test.


    Shaba province, Zaire (496 877 km2).


    The programme consisted of training health-care workers, distribution of a rapid HIV-antibody test (DuPont's HIVCHEK) for screening of all blood donations, and quality control of testing by a regional reference centre.


    Over a 2-year period, 11940 rapid tests were distributed to 37 hospitals, covering 75% of all hospital beds outside the copper mine's health system in Shaba.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Zaïre, Afrique, Donneur sang, Diagnostic, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Transfusion, Sang, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Zaire, Africa, Blood donor, Diagnosis, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Sexually transmitted disease, Transfusion, Blood, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0111923

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.