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hiv via blood

Jan 16, 2012

how by blood hiv happens ? is it only by blood transfusion?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

Transmission from HIV infected blood can happen in a number of ways. Sharing needles (in a non-healthcare setting), needle sticks in health-care settings, during sexual encounters, or blood transfusions. During any of these situations, the HIV infected blood can find its way into the negative person's bloodstream, causing transmission to occur. I hope this helps.

In health,


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