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Can You Contract AIDS From Blood Transfusion

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wife afraid of intercourse with husband with AIDS

We have been married since 1961, As a result of an accident in 1974, he contracted AIDS from blood transfusions. We did not know he had AIDS until 1988. Now, at age 68, he is on massive amounts of testosterone and wants sex all the time with me. ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...through vaginal intercourse is extremely low, and if you use condoms, of course, you should be totally safe from infection with HIV. You can also speak to his HIV physician about post-exposure prophylaxis in the event of a broken condom. This... Read more »

living in fear of contracting aids

Dear Dr. Shernoff:I am currently working with a young man who is a hemophiliac. He came to the US... Read more »

iv line and hiv

Dear Dr. Bob,I have written you before and you have always given me fact based answers which ease... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Price Introduces Bill That Would Compensate Individuals Who Contracted HIV Through Blood Transfusions

...David Price (D-N.C.) has introduced legislation ( HR 2837 ) that would compensate people who contracted HIV from contaminated blood transfusions and other medical procedures, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Price introduced the... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Demonstrators Highlight Plight of HIV-Positive People in China

... "[D]ozens of people" from China's Henan province who contracted HIV/AIDS from blood transfusions "demonstrated in front of the country's health ministry in Beijing" to highlight the challenges facing Chinese AIDS patients, Read more »
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

...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 government has yet... Read more »
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He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
...marrying him. Similarly, Gwenn and Shawn say they don't want HIV to mess with their love. Shawn, who contracted the virus from a blood transfusion as a child, is in good health, and doctors say that he has a good life expectancy ahead. Yet,... Read more »

He might need meds soon :(

Posted by pozsoulmate, 1 Reply
...diagnosed positive about 6 years ago but has figured out that he had to have contracted the virus before 1999 in Africa from a blood transfusion. When he first told me, I went to the doctor with him every time and made sure that I understood all... 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 »

That old debate...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have read on here numerous times that Hep C coinfection will not delay HIV seroconversion in any meaningful way. However, it seems even Dr. Bob isn't sure where he stands on this issue as I have seen Read more »