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U.S. Government Donates Blood Testing Equipment to Turkmenistan

February 9, 2005

On Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat announced that the United States is donating blood-testing equipment to Turkmenistan to fight the spread of HIV and other blood-borne diseases in Central Asia. The six sets of lab equipment, valued at $120,000, were given to the Turkmen Health Ministry under a CDC program and will be distributed to blood banks across the nation. Turkmenistan does not release information on how many of its citizens are infected with HIV.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
02.08.05


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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