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Leukemia- is it contagious, can a leukemic get HIV?
Dec 8, 2002

If some is infected with Leukemia can they spread the disease through sexual contact? In addition, can a person with leukemia contact HIV?

Response from Dr. Dezube

Leukemia can NOT be spread through sexual contact. Patients with leukemia can contract HIV infection in the same ways that folks without leukemia can contract HIV infection.


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