Prevalence of HIV Antibody in Paid Blood Donors

Bureau of Disease Control.

1987 Vol.3 NO.6

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In March-April 1986. the Department of Health (DOH) carried out a study to determine the prevalence of antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among volunteer blood donors in the Taiwan Area1. In this study, none of 15,000 donors tested were positive. While this information was reassuring, it did not obviate the need to obtain information about the prevalence of HW antibody among paid blood donors who contribute approximately one-fifth of the nation`s blood supp1 annually.