AIDS Infection Risk Blood Transfusion
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China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through TransfusionsChina's Ministry of Health earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Blood transfusions are not a treatment for HIV. The virus is in many body tissues other than blood. I suggest you and your husband talk to an HIV specialist about realistic treatment options. (There is also a wealth of information here on this... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHey Cody,I see 2 possibilities here:1. you misunderstood what your doctor was saying or2. Your doctor doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.Let's hope it's number 1. There is absolutely no reason why Procrit can not be... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Curious Girl,You were wondering how Procrit (epogen) works? Well, the easy answer to that is: "It works very well!" but, that's probably not the primary intent of your question, is it?OK, here's the scoop. Erythropoietin is a... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillThis is a big deal and should be reported to the hospital administration as this is a breech of standard protocol. I suspect someone did something they should not have and reporting can help prevent future accidents.If this occurred in the US, you... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyAccident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion
My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was
on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHey everyone, I was just wondering if it's possible for someone to have HIV after receiving a few blood transfusions in June of '85 due to being born prematurely???
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Posted by living, 2 RepliesI am a 22 year survivor. I became postive after having a blood transfusion. There is a good quality of life after diagnosis if you take your meds on a schedule and don't skip any. I would like to chat with other women who are positive and if any are... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi,
while getting a HIV test at a clinic, I had to use the rest room.
The key to the restroom was on an improvised keychain made from twisted paperclips.
I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the the sharp end of a paperclip as I was using the... Read more »
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