JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

HIV/AIDS is common in some areas of the world, and sexual activity with partners in these countries carries a risk of infection. This Index identifies the countries of Sub Saharan Africa to facilitate interpretation of the guidance. However the health care professional should consider all other risks of HIV associated with travel and remember that this is not restricted to Sub Saharan Africa.

If the donor reports sexual activity with a partner in one of the countries listed as Sub Saharan Africa in the table, or with a partner who may have been sexually active in one of these areas, refer to the Blood Safety Entry in the Donor Selection Guidelines.


This section was last updated in GDRI Edition 001, Release 01