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Blood Transfusion Scared I Have HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Transfusion of Blood Safer From HIV Than Ever

The introduction of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HIV by the South African National Blood Service has significantly cut the risk of being infected through transfusion, an SANBS official said recently. The remark followed reports of a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through Transfusions

China's Ministry of Health earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Procrit and blood transfusions

Dr. Frascino,Help! I've been HIV positive for many years and finally my viral loasd is coming down but I'm anemic. I've been getting blood transfusions which help for a while. I don't want to change my HIV meds as I don't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Cody,I see 2 possibilities here:1. you misunderstood what your doctor was saying or2. Your doctor doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.Let's hope it's number 1. There is absolutely no reason why Procrit can not be... Read more »

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 would be extremely likely.Dr. Bob... 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 developed hiv with avery high viral count of 2.5 million.cna this high of an amount be attributed to sexual contact or am i right in assuming huge amounts...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You can have very high viral load levels during acute infection regardless of the method of transmission.... Read more »

Blood transfusion + HIV

Id like to know whether blood transfusion is of any good in decreasing viral load? I mean to exchange most of your hiv + blood to new hiv- free blood.. Should it atleast lower ones viral load for sometime? I know it wont flush all viruses out of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Since most of the HIV found in the body is actually not circulating in blood, but rather found in lymph nodes, exchanging the blood with uninfected blood wont have any significant effect on viral loads. The virus resident in the lymph nodes would... Read more »
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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,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »

hiv by transfusion

Posted by living, 2 Replies
I am a 22 year survivor. I became postive after having a blood transfusion. There is a good quality of life after diagnosis if you take your meds on a schedule and don't skip any. I would like to chat with other women who are positive and if any are... 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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Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »