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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Blood

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you
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hiv blood in coffee (HIV BLOOD IN COFFEE, 2010)

Dear SirI am afraid hiv blood was syringed into my coffee and subsequently drank same.Can Hiv transmission happen by these means?I will donate to your foundationThank you
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no cause for concern, freak-out or even HIV testing!Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. It's warmly appreciated!Be well. Stay well. (Yes, you are indeed well!)Dr. Bob Read more »

Blood group O and HIV/AIDS

I have heard so many times from friends that when you are Poz and you have blood group O, the results can come out Negative. How true is this? can HIV hide when blood group is O? please explain this to me.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,What you heard "so many times from friends" is absolutely false. HIV doesn't care what blood type you happen to be, just as it doesn't care if you're gay, straight or bi-curious closeted Republican. HIV is a virus. It does Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...continued it for a full course, but seroconverted nonetheless. The patient I was performing the procedure on had advanced-stage AIDS; consequently, his viral strain was probably resistant to AZT. We didn't have resistance tests back then. I... Read more »

hiv/aids coughing up blood

I was diagnosed 13 yrs ago with AIDS, I am currently undectectable, however, I have had a very long on going problem with spitting up blood...what can be causing this?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.There's a wide range of things that can cause hemoptysis (coughing up blood) or hemetemesis (vomiting blood). While some aren't very significant (like bronchitis), others can be very serious (like cancer). Read more »
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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

... The Los Angeles Times 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 Read more »
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 Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...decisions about your health care. CD4 Cell Count Tests Your doctor normally will order tests of several types of white blood cells (WBCs). One is a B cell, which is involved in the production of antibodies. B cells also deal with infections... Read more »
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HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My husband is HIV+ He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor. My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, daddy Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr? Read more »

HIV and the blood supply

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently I was admitted to the hospital for an injury and had to receive blood because of it. That was a little over 3 months ago. Although I do realize that the blood supply rarely contains infected blood, Read more »