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Blood Transfusion And Possible HIV Exposure

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I understand that receiving a blood transfusion is a low risk activity. Dothey test each unit of blood that is given? If so, do they use the same blood test for HIV that would be given tome? Given that the HIV test may not show positive results for...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.My answer is stricly limited for the testing of the blood supply in theUnited States. Blood screening proceedures can vary from country to country. In the USA, EVERY unit of blood is tested for a number of... Read more »

hiv thru blood transfusion

what are the odds of getting hiv if you receive a blood transfusion that has hiv... 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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aussies Getting Blood Transfusions When Not Needed

Up to 30 percent of non-urgent blood transfusions in Australia are unnecessary and possibly dangerous, and they occur partly due to a misperception that a blood "pep up" is good for patients, a health expert warned Tuesday. Speaking at an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Inject Drugs

"Large or repeated percutaneous exposures to blood such as through transfusion from unscreened donors or injection drug use have been the primary sources of infection" with hepatitis C virus (HCV), the authors wrote. "Sexual transmission occurs, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fear of Knowing AIDS Status Causes Blood Shortages in Zimbabwe

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), Zimbabwe's primary reservoir of blood and related products, is appealing for donors as the country faces a critically low blood supply. The majority of the Zimbabweans avoid donating blood for fear they... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Facing Serious Shortage of Safe Blood for Transfusions

According to experts at an international conference wrapping up today in Beijing, the world faces a serious shortage of blood for transfusions, and new approaches are required to encourage people to donate. The International Federation of Red Cross... Read more »
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Possible Exposure from blood stain on bed

Posted by RickyR, 1 Reply
On 2/10/13 I went to the ER for stomach pains, diarrhea, nausea and chills. When I was getting my blood drawn the nurse had to step out for 2-3 minutes and placed the gloves on the bed. While I was waiting I noticed a blood stain where the gloves... Read more »

Question on transfusion..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey 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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Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »

Possible HIV exposure or not...

Posted by blacks988, 1 Reply
Ok here goes...

I gave head to a man, and he came in my mouth and i swallowed almost immediately... From what i could read is that this poses no threat what so ever concerning HIV doubled with the fact that since HIV appeared in the 80's there have... Read more »