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Do People Catch HIV From Blood Transfusion

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At Least 16 People Infected With HIV After Blood Transfusions in China

There could be as many as 16 people infected in Heilongjiang province's Bei'an County after farmers received infected blood transfusions at a hospital associated with the provincial General Bureau of State Farms, the state China Daily reported. An... 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 »
Ask the Experts

Question about HIV transmission through blood transfusions

I know that some people in the past, have acquired the HIV virus from infected blood that was given to them in blood transfusions. My question is, while I know that the HIV virus survives outside the infected individual's body for very short...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood that is donated for transfusion is preserved under certain conditions (this is necessary so that the blood will be useful to the recipient) that will unfortunately allow HIV to continue to survive. When HIV infected blood is exposed to the... Read more »

blood transfusion

First of all let me thank you for the incredible work you are doing here. lot's of people find relif knowing more about Hiv.My question is this: Does get a blood transfusion increase my T-cell count?Lets say I find many donors and I get almost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Getting blood transfusions will not improve your HIV disease. In fact it may worsen it! Blood transfusions in and of themselves can cause immunosuppression. They can also transmit bloodborne pathogens. As for T-cells, only a certain percentage... Read more »

Anemia & Blood Transfusion

The link to articles on Anemia includes "Transfusions May Pose Severe Problems for People With HIV/AIDS (1997)" from NAPWA. It is not clear how up-to-date this information is, and there are references to new information expected Real Soon...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Dear ChrisThe study referred to in the NAPWA newsletter is the Viral Activation Transfusion Study (VATS). New information is expected soon, but soon in research time is frequently longer than many people expect. The enrollment period of the study... Read more »

Catch Hiv from Blood on a duster

Hi there,First of all I need to explain that I am a very nervous person and the thought of catching HIV has scarred my life since 1990 when a one night stand performed oral sex on me. I have since become obsessed with catching this virus and do my...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Steve,You don't need a Website. You need professional counseling. Please get it as soon as you read this. Your fears are taking over your life. Life is precious and short, and you deserve better than living inside a prison of your own... 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 »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »