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Hiv Contracted From Blood Transfusion

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Can you be HIV positive for 28 years with no symptoms?

My husbanf has just beem told he is HIV positive. Can he have contracted this from a blood transfusion he received 28 years ag or is this unlikely?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Extremely unlikely! It's time you and hubby-man had a serious talk about other potential causes for his positively charged status.Dr. Bob Read more »

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... Read more »

company changing health insurance plan that denies coverage to HIV people

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Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Youth in West China Lower Than Average: Survey

...inadequate knowledge of AIDS among young people in Western China. While most of the youths knew HIV can be contracted through blood transfusion and unprotected sex, 20 percent wrongly believed they could get the virus from sharing a room with an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China AIDS Campaigner Detained: Activists

... A Chinese AIDS activist who has lobbied for the government to compensate those who contracted HIV through unsafe blood transfusions has been detained, advocates said. Tian Xi, a 23-year-old who contracted HIV as a boy through a blood... 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 »
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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 »

preditor

Posted by Anonymous
...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 »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

My boyfriend is HIV positive....

Posted by ladycatalpa, 4 Replies
...almost 5 years before we got together so I knew he was HIV+ before we started this relationship. He contracted it through a blood transfusion when he was 3. He's also a hemophiliac. I thought I knew what I was getting into, but really I feel... Read more »