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Blood Transfusion Risk Of Getting HIV

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hiv thru blood transfusion

what are the odds of getting hiv if you receive a blood transfusion that has hiv
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The estimated statistical risk for acquiring HIV from receiving a transfusion with HIV-tainted blood would be 9 out of every 10 exposures. In other words, it Read more »

Procrit and blood transfusions

Dr. Frascino,Help! I've been HIV positive for many years and finally my viral loasd is coming down... Read more »

Epogen and blood transfusions

Hi!! I just was wondering how Epogen works and how you can use it to decrease the number of blood... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Reuters. Therefore, many patients who need transfusions often go to unregulated blood suppliers, putting them at an increased risk of HIV infection, Reuters reports. According to World Health Organization estimates, contaminated blood... Read more »
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 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas Man Sues After Being Infected with HIV from Transfusion

...not be used to distort our risks or, of equal importance, to minimize the lives saved every hour of each day as a result of blood transfusions." Calls for comment were not immediately returned Thursday by Abbott Labs, the clinic or Lawrence. The... 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 »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick 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 »

anxious...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...in my mouth...i might have come in contact with some of his pre-cum...i also have 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... Read more »