Transfusion-acquired AIDS in Taiwan.

C. Yao, W. W. Wang, Y. M. Chung, Y. L. Su, C. Y. Liu, Y. M. Chen

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Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) can be transmitted through blood transfusion. The first transfusion-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patient in Taiwan was a 46-year-old woman who received two units of whole blood during a hysterectomy at a provincial hospital in 1985. In 1991, she experienced a herpes zoster infection. In March 1993, she had extensive herpetic gingivostomatitis and another herpes zoster attack, and was treated at the same hospital. Two months later, she had oral candidiasis and was treated at a medical center. She was not tested for HIV-1 infection until she developed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in June 1993. In February 1994, and developed cytomegalovirus retinitis and died 6 months later. Donor blood given to the patients during the hysterectomy was HIV-1 positive. The donor's HIV infection was discovered in 1991 and he died of AIDS in 1993. As blood centers in Taiwan did not start screening for HIV-1 until January 1988, it is urgently recommended that any individual who received a blood transfusion between 1984 and 1987 in Taiwan and who currently experiences repeated episodes of opportunistic infections have an HIV-1 blood test. The receipt of a blood transfusion between 1984 and 1987 should be listed by the Department of Health as an indication for HIV-1 screening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Volume95
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Taiwan
HIV-1
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Blood Transfusion
Herpes Zoster
Hysterectomy
Herpetic Stomatitis
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
Oral Candidiasis
Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Opportunistic Infections
Hematologic Tests
Virus Diseases
Blood Donors
HIV Infections
Tissue Donors
Health
Infection

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Yao, C., Wang, W. W., Chung, Y. M., Su, Y. L., Liu, C. Y., & Chen, Y. M. (1996). Transfusion-acquired AIDS in Taiwan. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, 95(1), 51-55.

Transfusion-acquired AIDS in Taiwan. / Yao, C.; Wang, W. W.; Chung, Y. M.; Su, Y. L.; Liu, C. Y.; Chen, Y. M.

In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, Vol. 95, No. 1, 01.01.1996, p. 51-55.

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Yao, C, Wang, WW, Chung, YM, Su, YL, Liu, CY & Chen, YM 1996, 'Transfusion-acquired AIDS in Taiwan.', Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 51-55.
Yao, C. ; Wang, W. W. ; Chung, Y. M. ; Su, Y. L. ; Liu, C. Y. ; Chen, Y. M. / Transfusion-acquired AIDS in Taiwan. In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi. 1996 ; Vol. 95, No. 1. pp. 51-55.
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