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Blood Transfusion And HIV Testing

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HIV and HEP C

I was diagnosed with HEP C in 2005, and was diagnosed with HIV in 2007. I had many transfusions in the 80's, never did drugs, not homosexual, can you receive both of these with blood transfusions, since I was never tested for HIV until 2007.I do...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...example, you could have acquired HIV sexually if you have had unprotected sex in the past. You probably acquired HCV through the blood transfusions since HCV is infrequently transmitted through sex, but commonly was acquired through blood prior... Read more »

blood transfusion and scratch

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blood transfusions

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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

Doctors in Kazakhstan Convicted for Criminal Negligence Following HIV Outbreak Among Children Who Received Blood Transfusions

...sentenced to prison after being convicted of criminal negligence following an HIV outbreak among a group of children who received blood transfusions at their hospital, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/27). Since the summer of 2006, 118 children who... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers Sentenced to Prison in Kazakhstan for Criminal Negligence After HIV Outbreak Among Women, Children

...sentenced to prison after being convicted of criminal negligence following an HIV outbreak among a group of children who received blood transfusions in region hospitals, Interfax News Agency reports. According to the Kazakh AIDS Center, 143... Read more »
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blood tranfusions

Posted by thuglife09, 1 Reply
...hi ppl, I got one simple question or 2 or3 ... I just had a blood transfusion about 2 weeks ago and i didn't have HIV then, my test came back negative. I don't mess around or use drugs. I want to know how 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 »

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 »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What exactly is NAT testing? I have heard that blood banks use this technology to test the blood supply to make sure it is safe. I have recieved a 13 week Read more »