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How Much Risk For Hiv Tainted Blood Transfusion

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hiv thru blood transfusion

what are the odds of getting hiv if you receive a blood transfusion that has hiv
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The estimated statistical risk for acquiring HIV from receiving a transfusion with HIV-tainted blood would be 9 out of every 10 exposures. In other words, it Read more »

Procrit and blood transfusions

Dr. Frascino,Help! I've been HIV positive for many years and finally my viral loasd is coming down... Read more »

Epogen and blood transfusions

Hi!! I just was wondering how Epogen works and how you can use it to decrease the number of blood... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigeria Opens First National Blood Transfusion Center to Help Curb Spread of HIV

... Nigeria on Thursday opened its first national blood transfusion center in an effort to help curb the spread of HIV in the country, BBC News reports (Borzello, BBC News , 5/12). The center, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas Man Sues After Being Infected with HIV from Transfusion

...not be used to distort our risks or, of equal importance, to minimize the lives saved every hour of each day as a result of blood transfusions." Calls for comment were not immediately returned Thursday by Abbott Labs, the clinic or Lawrence. The... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctors in Kazakhstan on Trial for Medical Malpractice Following HIV Outbreak Among Children Who Received Blood Transfusions

...doctors in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, are on trial for medical malpractice following an HIV outbreak among children who received blood transfusions at their hospital, the New York Times reports. Since summer 2006, 100 children who received blood... Read more »
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blood tranfusions

Posted by thuglife09, 1 Reply
...hi ppl, I got one simple question or 2 or3 ... I just had a blood transfusion about 2 weeks ago and i didn't have HIV then, my test came back negative. I don't mess around or use drugs. I want to know how Read more »

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 »

another question

Posted by holycow, 2 Replies
...just wondering...what if you made out with somebody that had strep throat...and they had HIV..would you get HIV?...also what if you got oral herpes from them.....would that also spread HIV?? Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?!

Posted by Anonymous
...one percent of all AIDS patients. While the majority of Non-HIV AIDS patients do not belong to any of the risk groups such as blood transfusion recipients, male homosexuals, and intravenous drug abusers in which AIDS was first identified, some... Read more »