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HIV Transmission 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
...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 environment and dries, HIV loses it ability to... Read more »

hiv and blood transfusion

over the last 2 years i had to have 2 blood transfusions.about 6 months after the last one i... Read more »

hiv thru blood transfusion

what are the odds of getting hiv if you receive a blood transfusion that has hiv Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigeria Opens First National Blood Transfusion Center to Help Curb Spread of HIV

... Nigeria on Thursday opened its first national blood transfusion center in an effort to help curb the spread of HIV in the country, BBC News reports (Borzello, BBC News , 5/12). The center, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Unsafe Blood Transfusions, Medical Practices in Central Asia Contributing to Spread of Infectious Diseases, Including HIV, World Bank Report Says

...reports. According to the report, of all the people living with HIV worldwide, 5% to 10% contracted the virus through contaminated blood transfusions (Kazakhstan Today/Gazeta.kz, 6/13). For the report, the World Bank -- in collaboration with ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Outbreaks Linked to Blood Transfusions Discovered in Central Asia Since Kazakh Doctors Were Convicted of Criminal Negligence

... Outbreaks of HIV linked to blood transfusions have occurred throughout Central Asia since an outbreak of the virus was discovered at a children's hospital in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, Read more »
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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 »

ARS from non HIV retroviruses?

Posted by bobarama
...can you get ars, sexually or through blood transfusion, from retroviruses other than HIV? Read more »

Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...commitment. But, being a hypochondriac I worry about "non-sexual" routes of HIV transmission. He has never injected drugs, received a blood transfusion or gotten HIV from birth. In my head I have formulated all these little scenarios which I need... Read more »

blood tranfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i'm hoping someone can clear this up for me. I had a blood transfusion done 6 years ago, i go in for regular hiv testing every 6 months. I read somewhere that if someone had a blood transfusion, Read more »