oa South African Family Practice - Iatrogenic HIV transmission in South Africa : evidence, estimates and moral perspectives : correspondence
To the Editor: The risks of HIV transmission to patients exceed many health professionals' expectations in South Africa. Non-vertical HIV transmission to children is more common in cases where adherence to infection control guidelines is generally poor. Given the extent and seriousness of the HIV/ AIDS pandemic, the moral abhorrence of offering resource scarcity as justification for tolerating unsafe health care where appropriate oversight is clearly lacking must be brought to light.
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