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HIV Infection From Blood Transfusion

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Question about HIV transmission through blood transfusions

I know that some people in the past, have acquired the HIV virus from infected blood that was given to them in blood transfusions. My question is, while I know that the HIV virus survives outside the infected individual's body for very short time;...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood that is donated for transfusion is preserved under certain conditions (this is necessary so that the blood will be useful to the recipient) that will unfortunately allow HIV to continue to survive. When HIV infected blood is exposed to the... Read more »

Epogen and blood transfusions

Hi!! I just was wondering how Epogen works and how you can use it to decrease the number of blood... Read more »

AIDS social solutions project

1. Why don't people use proper prevention equippment?2. Does HIVAIDS affect any other part of the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At Least 16 People Infected With HIV After Blood Transfusions in China

... There could be as many as 16 people infected in Heilongjiang province's Bei'an County after farmers received infected blood transfusions at a hospital associated with the provincial General Bureau of State Farms, the state China Daily reported.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sen. Coleman Introduces Bill to Compensate Families of HIV-Positive Veterans Infected Through Service-Related Blood Transfusions

...that would provide compensation to the families of military veterans who became HIV-positive through military service-related blood transfusions, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Under the bill, every family member infected with HIV as a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Over 200 Transfused With HIV-Infected Blood Product in Russia City

Authorities in Voronezh say they have identified all 208 people who received a blood product infected with HIV. Medics have obtained samples for HIV testing from 72 people, and the remainder will be tested shortly, said Mikhail Chubirko, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Report on Growing Pressure on Chinese Government to Acknowledge How Blood Transfusions, Donations in 1990s Contributed to Spread of HIV/AIDS in China

...examines the factors that contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS among people living in China who donated blood and received blood transfusions at government-run hospitals in the 1990s. According to the newspaper, "the Chinese government has yet... Read more »
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HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via contaminated food ? When I was having lunch in the... Read more »

3 Months Conclusive???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...discovery Thursday and stressed that the area's blood supply is safe. The case appears to be the second HIV infection from a blood transfusion since testing improvements went into effect in April 1999. Twelve million pints of blood are donated... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Accident 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, Read more »