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does having sickle cell trait increase risk hiv

Aug 4, 2007

does haveing the sicklecell trait increase the risk of being infected with hiv.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Although those with sickle cell disease who required transfusions early in the HIV epidemic when blood screening was not as effective as it is today were at greater risk, I am not aware of those with either disease or trait as being at greater risk today.

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