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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Blood Transfusion

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blood transfusion and scratch

Dear Dr. Bob, Please answer, donation to follow. I realize this is a stupid question but there is still that little voice in back of my head that tells me that it's not so stupid.I have a sister who has a doctorate in psychology and that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you being unrealistic and paranoid about this? Yep!Do you have any real reason to worry? Nope. I can assure you OCD is a very common disorder and certainly not linked to low I.Q. However, your HIV fears are indeed completely unwarranted.... 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 »

Transmission of Hep C through a Blood Transfusion

Hello!My mother had a blood transfusion in 1980/81 after an ectopic pregnancy. She refuses to get... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...Safety System Shortly after an epidemic was first recognized in gay men in 1981, persons with hemophilia and others who received blood transfusions also began developing the strange new illness that would become known as AIDS. At that time, no... Read more »
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

...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 to the newspaper, "the Chinese government has yet... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...include the injectable drug erythropoietin or EPO (brand names Epogen and Procrit). Some people with severe anemia may need a blood transfusion. However, transfusions are a last resort for HIV-positive people because they may increase the risk of... 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, Read more »

navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
does the navy test annually for HIv Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sure, take this anonymous survey. You are sexually active (3 or more sexual partners in the last 12 months) You received a blood transfusion between 1977 and 1985, or a sexual partner received a transfusion and later tested positive for HIV. ... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am Read more »