Newsfeed : Blood Banks Closed in Peru

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » September 2007

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


September 14, 2007

Blood Banks Closed in Peru

All of Peru’s 240 blood banks have been closed after at least four people were infected with HIV through blood transfusions from the same public hospital.

Peru’s health ministry has declared a state of emergency in the country’s blood banks; health minister Carlos Vallejos said that the banks would be inspected by a commission that will include World Health Organization officials.

"This situation cannot continue," Vallejos said in a news conference, reports the Associated Press. "All of Peru's blood banks are being reviewed."

A 44-year-old mother of four and an 11-month-old infant were among the people infected at the hospital in Callao, Peru.

Peru has about a 0.6 percent HIV-prevalence rate, with an estimated 93,000 of its 27 million inhabitants living with HIV.

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.