HIV Infections Spur Blood Bank Closings
By EDISON LOPEZ
LIMA, Peru (AP) â” Peruvian officials have closed the country's 240 blood banks after at least four people were infected with HIV from blood transfusions in a public hospital.
The United Nations estimates that some 93,000 of Peru's 27 million people are HIV positive.
The organization's most recent figures show almost a quarter of the blood Peru's banks receive is not properly screened, Cruz said.