Low-risk of HTLV infection in US blood donors; is it time to consider a one-time selective testing approach?

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CME Editor: Julie Katz Karp, MD

Article Title: Low risk of human T-lymphotropic virus infection in U.S. blood donors; Is it time to consider a one-time selective testing approach?

Article Authors: Crowder L, Haynes J, Notari E, Dodd R, Stramer S

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Educational Objective: Explore HTLV seroprevalence, incidence, and residual risk in a donor population and discuss rationale for an HTLV one-time, selective testing approach


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