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Can You Contract HIV From Blood

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Your 88 Year-old Patient

In a recent question to you, you mentioned you have an 88 year-old patient with HIV. Some I know who read that, including myself, were very curious how long that patient has been infected. If this person is now 88 and had the virus from the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your follow-up. She was actually infected in the 1980s from her husband who contracted HIV from a blood transfusion. So she is a very huged inspiration to me and hopefully to others as well. Of course, she has been very Read more »

Cause of HIV

My friend's father was diagnosed with aggressive multiple myeloma last October. His strain of... Read more »

Headed to the looney bin:)

Dr.Bob,First and foremost I will be sending a donation to your wonderful organization. Your work is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Price Introduces Bill That Would Compensate Individuals Who Contracted HIV Through Blood Transfusions assistance to non-hemophiliacs who contracted HIV through blood transfusions or organ transplants ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 4/24/02). "Americans who have contracted AIDS through HIV-contaminated products deserve the same... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened Blood

... A group of 19 HIV-positive people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Florida Woman Gets Care From Navy

...mother was having complications during pregnancy, and she was hastened to a non-Navy hospital where she contracted HIV during a blood transfusion. Starnes was born HIV-positive. Previously, Starnes received a Navy designation allowing her to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS, Legal System in China

... USA Today on Wednesday examined legal issues surrounding HIV/AIDS in China, a country that "tightly" controls its legal system and "routinely" dismisses lawsuits that are considered "politically Read more »
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is this a risk?

Posted by mslatinpear, 1 Reply
...Hi all. So here's the story. Yesterday I had a blood test at my doctors. so i went into the nurses office and she had me sit in a chair where she does the blood tests. there was something Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Arnie?Anyway I read that the actor who actually dressed up in the preditor constume died within less of a year after contracting hiv from a blood transfusion.WHy so quick?anyone know why this happenes? Read more »

receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...brushed his teeth before this happened. The oral sex was pretty rough, and I'm scared that I may have contracted HIV from his blood entering my vagina...any advice? I mean, am I worrying over nothing or is this a likely route of transmission?... Read more »

Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »