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Blood Transfusion Negative At 3 Months

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV, people with other sexually transmitted diseases and people with multiple sexual partners. Some people get infected in medical settings, through accidental needle sticks or unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily than HIV through contact with infected blood. In the US, about 4 times as many people have hep C as have HIV. You could be...
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blood transfusions

Hello ! let me start by saying what wonderful work you and everyone at the body does. I had a baby last month, the pregnancy caused me to develop anemia I was tested at the beginning of the pregnancy for hiv and it was negative, due to the anemia...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The blood supply in the United States is very safe. If you've received a blood transfusion after 1992, you do not need to have an HIV antibody test after the procedure. It is estimated that one HIV infected unit of blood Read more »

did my husband cheat

history: when I was 17 i got a disease called veneral warts. At that time, i decided to be celibate and did not have sex again until i was 22 with my current husband. Shortly after having sex with him i got herpes. We stayed together. Now i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Is it possible that he is telling the truth? It's possible, but unlikely. There are only three ways to explain his positive test results:1.A "false positive" test. He should get retested to rule out this possibility.2.He's been HIV positive... Read more »

positive hep c antigen on blood transfusion screening

I attempted to give blood for the first time 6 months ago and they notified me that I had + hepc antigen but that my RIBA was negative as well as NAT test. They told me to try again in 6 months which I did and received the same notification today I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I dont know what NAT is, but if it is HCV RNA then you are fine. I would certainly do another quantitative HCV RNA to be certain. Good luck! DTD Read more »

needle with hiv blood

3 months ago i was injected with a needle with methamphetamine from another drug user who had HIV/AIDS and used the same needle before me. My question is this, IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT I WONT BE HIV POSITIVE? Is there a chance that the hiv blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of transmission from a single HIV exposure depends on the type of exposure. HIV can be transmitted quite efficiently through blood transfusions: an estimated 95% of recipients become infected from transfusion of a single unit of infected whole... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...Safety System Shortly after an epidemic was first recognized in gay men in 1981, persons with hemophilia and others who received blood transfusions also began developing the strange new illness that would become known as AIDS. At that time, no... 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

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...your dose or switch zidovudine for another ARV. If the anemia is severe and you have to keep taking zidovudine, you may need a blood transfusion, or you might take the drug erythropoietin. For more information on anemia, see Fact Sheet 552 . ... 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 »

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Posted by deddy, 6 Replies
...hey guys, how are you? well, i have this question, maybe some can help me... i have 2 and 3 months negative test before insertive oral sex, BUT, now, on month 4, i have severe diarreah, enterly liquid (without fever).... do Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...gum disease and i know that increases the risk...what are my chances of being infected with hiv? i don't know if i can wait 3 months for an accurate test goin crazy here... 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 »