oa South African Family Practice - Iatrogenic HIV transmission in South Africa : evidence, estimates and moral perspectives : correspondence
|Article Title||Iatrogenic HIV transmission in South Africa : evidence, estimates and moral perspectives : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Author||S. Reid, S. Dawad and A.A. Van Niekerk|
|Publication Date||Sep 2010|
|Pages||476 - 477|
|Keyword(s)||University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of Nevada|
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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