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Twenty-Five Years of HIV Blood Testing Helped to Positively Transform Global Health Crisis
Date:3/2/2010

ry on the 25th Anniversary of the First HIV Test

From James Curran, M.D., MPH, dean and professor of epidemiology of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University:   "Abbott's HIV antibody test was a pivotal public health milestone that ushered an era of scientific progress against AIDS, in which untold millions of lives were saved through enhanced detection of the virus and prevention of its transmission.  In my opinion, this breakthrough was a landmark medical milestone for protecting public health.  Blood wasn't safe until the HIV antibody test arrived at our labs."  

From Val Bias, CEO, National Hemophilia Foundation:  "When people with hemophilia started dying in the '80s, it forced a c
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