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Hiv In Hemophiliacs

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person's blood does not clot normally, mostly occurs in men, and hemophiliacs need transfusions... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Shanghai Police Break Up News Conference of Hemophiliacs Who Allegedly Contracted HIV From Government-Supported Facility

Shanghai, China, police on Thursday broke up a news conference when they closed a hotel where about 40 hemophiliacs -- who are seeking compensation for allegedly contracting HIV from blood sold at a government-supported facility in the 1990s -- and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Taiwanese Hemophiliacs File Lawsuit Against Bayer Over Blood-Clotting Products Allegedly Made With HIV-Tainted Blood

Lawyers representing seven Taiwanese citizens on Thursday filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles against the U.S. unit of Bayer and four other pharmaceutical companies, alleging that the companies knowingly sold blood-clotting... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv positive hemophiliac

My boyfriend is an hiv positive hemophiliac. He contracted the virus during the early 80's as did a large perecentage of the hemophiliac population. He has been living with the virus for over twenty years and is no longer taking any meds....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
You are asking very good questions, but ones that are difficult to answer with precision or certainty. There have always been people infected with HIV who have lived long-term without any progression of their illness or significant impairment to... Read more »

Can "no viral load" for hemophiliac mean HIV+ antibodies aquired in transfusion

My boyfriend is a hemophiliac. He reports he has "no viral load." (A friend who is an HIV advocate says this is a poor term leading to a false sense of security, and the term to use more appropirately is "no detectable load")....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Amanda, thanks for your post.It's unlikely that your boyfriend has persistently positive HIV+ antibodies just from receiving transfusions. It also likely indicates true infection rather than exposure. (Though a repeat HIV antibody test is... Read more »

Hemophiliac with HIV

I am asking this question for a friend who is unable to get to his computer due to severe muscle weakness. He is a hemophiliac and contracted HIV though the Factor VIII product in the 80's. He has been diagnosed with MAC but now seems under...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is possible (checking a lactic acid level, liver and muscles enzymes would help sort out) but likely there are other health factors involved. KH... Read more »

Treatment For Hemophiliac

My friend is a hemophiliac who contracted the HIV virus via contaminated Factor VIII product in the 80's. He began to take medication for AIDS symptoms just in the last two years. His question is this...He was first taking Viracept, but was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In general hemophiliacs don't suffer from a different set of side effects of HIV drugs than other patient populations. There are 16 different HIV drugs now available which can be used in hundreds of different combinations. Usually-though... Read more »
Connect With Others

My lover is a hemophiliac

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been with my fiancee for over 5 years. He is a
hempophelliac and I never knew. He always lied to me, my family
and our friends as to why he was sick. His brother died about 10
years ago from a "Genetic Liver Disorder" or so that was what
every... Read more »

Let's Live...30Years Introduction

Posted by 30Years, 3 Replies
Hello Everyone:

I have a story to tell. I am a Hemophiliac who was diagnosed with HIV through a blood transfusion at age 7. I am now 33. I am blessed but I have found it hard to find someone who is HIV positive. The hard part is finding someone... Read more »

HIV resistance outside body

Posted by Anonymous

The truth of the matter is that the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) is one of the hardiest viruses known to mankind. According to a study from the Pasteur Institute in Paris... Read more »

Sex and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all-
I'm in a moral quandary...I am positive with an undetectable viral load. I have had sex with a couple guys (safe in my estimation). One guy asked me outright if I were positive; I said yes. He freaked and for the next hour I counseled... Read more »