Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Blood Product And Transplant And Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8 hrs with a trauma pt, just after we started I felt a wet area over the skin on one of my legs, because I was assiting I did not pay much attention to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Prolonged exposure could theoretically increase the risk of HIV transmission.Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be started as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours after an exposure. Read more »

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first... Read more »

THANK YOU...you opended my mind (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

I wrote to you about 3 to four days ago about my fear of contracting hiv by casual contact with my... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.K. Report Examines Contaminated Blood Products That Spread HIV in 1970s, 1980s

... An independent report released on Monday examines the use of contaminated blood products in the United Kingdom's National Health Service during the 1970s and 1980s, which spread HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scotland to Launch Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood Products That Spread HIV, Other Diseases

... Officials in Scotland plan to launch a public inquiry into the spread of HIV and hepatitis through contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s, BBC News reports. The government about one year ago announced that it would hold an... Read more »
Project Inform

A Common Blood Product Called IVIG May Help Clear the HIV Reservoir

...from a small proof-of-concept study using high-dose intravenous (in the vein) immunoglobulin (IVIG) to reduce the amount of HIV found in cells where HIV quietly lurks, sometimes call the latent reservoir . These reservoirs are compartments of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is extremely remote due to rigorous testing of the U.S. blood... Read more »
Connect With Others

learned I coulda been wit someone who is hiv

Posted by neednhelpnok, 2 Replies
...and left to my brothers house. Well today I get a call from someone and says he was just arrested and was with a girl who has AIDS. I was devastated and havent told anybody what happend between us. I cried so hard I threw up and nose was... Read more »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. 4. By getting a tattoo or piercing from a dirty needle. 5. by transfusions, blood products, or organ transplants. This kind of transmission no longer happens in developed countries, which test all... 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 Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »