The ratio of blood donors who tested positive for HIV in 2000 hit its highest level since the national government started compiling figures in 1986, according to a recently published report.

Sixty-seven out of 5.878 million people who donated blood in 2000 were HIV positive, a ratio of 1.14 per 100,000, the report shows.

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