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Do Hospitals Check For HIV When Giving A Blood Transfusion

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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 and scratch

Dear Dr. Bob, Please answer, donation to follow. I realize this is a stupid question but there is... Read more »

Blood Transfusion

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Greece to Improve Blood Transfusion Checks After Two Hospital Patients Get AIDS

...daily newspaper To Vima reported Tuesday that a 16-year-old anemic patient tested HIV-positive following a September 2005 blood transfusion. Avramopoulos confirmed that a 76-year-old heart patient was also infected by plasma transfusions during... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctors in Kazakhstan on Trial for Medical Malpractice Following HIV Outbreak Among Children Who Received Blood Transfusions

...doctors in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, are on trial for medical malpractice following an HIV outbreak among children who received blood transfusions at their hospital, the New York Times reports. Since summer 2006, 100 children who received blood... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctors in Kazakhstan Convicted for Criminal Negligence Following HIV Outbreak Among Children Who Received Blood Transfusions

...sentenced to prison after being convicted of criminal negligence following an HIV outbreak among a group of children who received blood transfusions at their hospital, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/27). Since the summer of 2006, 118 children who... 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 »

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 »

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 Read more »

Feeling very much alone

Posted by lone_soul, 7 Replies
...old female. I have been married 20 years. In Feb 07 I had a 6 week (first and only affair) On June 4, 07 I found out I have HIV. I feel so alone! In my state there is about 300 of us. In my town about 7. Men. Any public place I walk into I... Read more »