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By Dr. Victor G. Daniels BSc, PhD, MB, BChir, Dip. Pharm. Med. (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9401158908

ISBN-13: 9789401158909

ISBN-10: 9401158924

ISBN-13: 9789401158923

Within eighteen months of the guidance of the 1st variation a lot has occurred within the AIDS box. The quantity affected are nonetheless increas­ at an alarming price - those at the moment are (at December 1986) virtually ing 30000 instances within the usa and over six hundred situations within the uk. all over the world the AIDS pandemic is a such a lot severe illness chance and now impacts over eighty international locations. it truly is expected that for each AIDS sufferer there are approximately 50 different folks contaminated with the AIDS virus. AIDS threatens each kingdom and each society. the most pre­ ventative measures of future health schooling to avoid the unfold of AIDS has to be taken through hundreds of thousands of people helped through governments and voluntary enterprises. what's transparent is that AIDS and AIDS­ comparable stipulations can be with us, in our hospitals and in our com­ munities for a few years to return. it's been good verified that the agent that motives AIDS is a plague referred to as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). humans can capture HIV via sexual touch or through contaminated blood from contaminated needles and syringes, from contaminated mom to unborn baby, or remedy with infected blood or blood products.

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Ii) Information to professionals through publications. (iii) Education to the risk groups through publications and visits to gay pubs and clubs in and outside London, informing of sex risks and discussing safer sexual practices. Quite what effect the Trust will have on the sexual and social behaviour of gays remains to be determined. It is still early days. Reports from the United States have suggested that many homosexual men are using condoms during anal-genital intercourse and have reduced their number of different sexual partners.

Efforts are being made to make the United Kingdom self-sufficient in blood products and a redeveloped blood product laboratory will be opened in 1987 in Elstree, London. Dr Jones feels that government agencies should make public the source of blood products and at the same time submit blood to the best screening methods currently available. At a recent conference a WHO official outlined the appalling situation in Africa. In parts of central Africa the virus is present in 10% of the population and 90% of prostitutes.

Irrespective of where factor VIII is obtained, however, the problem of how to reduce the risk of contracting AIDS by haemophiliacs and other recipients of blood products remains. The situation unfortunately is not likely to alter until a definite blood test for the AIDS agent is developed for screening donated blood and diagnosing the infection. Heat treatment of blood products in the same way as pasteurization of milk helps to reduce contamination by infective agents and so reduces the risk of transmitting the AIDS agent.

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