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Can U Get AIDS From Dried Blood

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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Blood group O and HIV/AIDS

I have heard so many times from friends that when you are Poz and you have blood group O, the results can come out Negative. How true is this? can HIV hide when blood group is O? please explain this to me.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,What you heard "so many times from friends" is absolutely false. HIV doesn't care what blood type you happen to be, just as it doesn't care if you're gay, straight or bi-curious closeted Republican. HIV is a virus. It Read more »

hiv blood in coffee (HIV BLOOD IN COFFEE, 2010)

Dear SirI am afraid hiv blood was syringed into my coffee and subsequently drank same.Can Hiv transmission happen by these means?I will donate to your foundationThank you
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...integral part of him pouring milk and acual coffee into my cup. Afterwards I had really sick thoughts of him deliberately adding blood or semen in my cup but then thought I was being too paranoid. In a few days after drinking this coffee I... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
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
NO. Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Report on Growing Pressure on Chinese Government to Acknowledge How Blood Transfusions, Donations in 1990s Contributed to Spread of HIV/AIDS in China

...Los Angeles Times examines the factors that contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS among people living in China who donated blood and received blood transfusions at government-run hospitals in the 1990s. According to the newspaper, "the Chinese... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

... USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person's blood does not clot normally, mostly occurs in men, and hemophiliacs need Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Taiwanese Hemophiliacs File Lawsuit Against Bayer Over Blood-Clotting Products Allegedly Made With HIV-Tainted Blood

...Angeles against the U.S. unit of Bayer and four other pharmaceutical companies, alleging that the companies knowingly sold blood-clotting products that could have been tainted with blood from HIV-positive people, Reuters/Yahoo! India News ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

...U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is designed to screen blood and tissue samples from donors for infectious diseases. According to FDA, the TaqScreen MPX Test is the first... Read more »
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HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My husband is HIV+ He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor. My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility. Read more »