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Blood Transfusion despite virus in lymph nodes and brain
Mar 18, 2001

Hello, You have once stated that there is no point to blood transfusions, and 'cleaning' the AIDS cells because the virus exists in the lymph nodes and the brain as well... but would it be a good idea anyways, to get a blood transfusion hence introducing a new 'battleground' of sorts, one where the viral load has been diminished?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

There is much more virus in other body tissues than there is in blood, maybe a 9:1 ratio (90% in tisses, 10% in blood compartment), so this approach would be fruitless.

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