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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Blood Transfusion

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Transfusions-HepC-reatment-non responder How long till I can try again

I had last babies C-section and hemooraged aafter everyone, I ended up with transufions equally 21 pts of blood from '84-'90. I found out I had Hep C 3 years ago and finally decided to giv the interon and rebatol treatment a try. I started...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with your doctor's decision about stopping therapy. It was unlikely that you would have been cured because it was taking way too long to clear the virus. I would call you a "partial responder" since your viral load did come... 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?

Dear Doctor, I am very confused. I have HIV and am not doing so well on the meds given to me so... Read more »
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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 »
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

South Africa: Transfusion of Blood Safer From HIV Than Ever

The introduction of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HIV by the South African National Blood Service has significantly cut the risk of being infected through transfusion, an SANBS official said recently. The remark followed reports of a... 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

Unsafe blood transfusion services and medical practices in Central Asian countries are contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases in the region, according to a report recently released by the World Bank , Kazakhstan... 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 »

Did I wait too long to test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was hoping someone could answer my question. I recently found out that my first girlfreind who told me she was a virgin actually cheated on me early in our relationship by having unprotected sex with another guy. We began dating 5 1/2 years ago... Read more »

How long do I have to wait?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone out there know how long it takes to get back lab results? I took a blood test, including hiv test, with a private doctor more than 2 weeks ago (18 days to be exact)and I still have not received any word. The doctor said he would call if... Read more »

The long wait....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had my HIV test today and broke down while the poor nurse was drawing my blood. I am beyond stressed and this point and I know i am jumping the gun but just can;t help it!

How did you guys get through the week long wait for the results? I am... Read more »