Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Odds Of Infection Blood Transfusion

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transfusions and HIV Infection

All blood collected in the U.S. is now screened for six infectious agents: HIV-1, HIV-2, HTLV-1, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and syphilis. All potential donors are interviewed before they are tested and informed that if they have a risk... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At Least 16 People Infected With HIV After Blood Transfusions in China

There could be as many as 16 people infected in Heilongjiang province's Bei'an County after farmers received infected blood transfusions at a hospital associated with the provincial General Bureau of State Farms, the state China Daily reported. An... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Over 200 Transfused With HIV-Infected Blood Product in Russia City

Authorities in Voronezh say they have identified all 208 people who received a blood product infected with HIV. Medics have obtained samples for HIV testing from 72 people, and the remainder will be tested shortly, said Mikhail Chubirko, the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Blood transfusion

My friend recently had a blood transfusion on a saturday because he was short of breath and not doing well. How long do the effects of this last and how severe was his anemia? It strikes me as odd that a blood transfusion would correct something...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloBlood transfusion becomes necessary when the body is destroying or not making enough red blood cells. This happens as a result of of bleeding, chronic disease, infection, or malignancy and sometimes as a side effect of some medication. The... Read more »

Accidental blood spatter and contact from a blood transfusion.

I was recently in a hospital room where the nurses were hooking up a blood transfusion for my mother. I was all the way across the room. All of a sudden, I felt a "splat" and looked down to find blood spots on my shirt and hands. There...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This is a big deal and should be reported to the hospital administration as this is a breech of standard protocol. I suspect someone did something they should not have and reporting can help prevent future accidents.If this occurred in the US, you... Read more »

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 would be extremely likely.Dr. Bob... Read more »

severe itching as a reaction to blood transfusions?

Can severe itching be a delayed reaction to a blood transfusion?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Allergic reactions to blood transfusions can range from very mild to life threatening. Yes, itching can be seen with transfusion reactions; however, if this is really "delayed," you are probably in no immediate danger of a severe... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptve anal sex 1-120
Insertive anal sex 1-1666
Receptive Oral sex 1-2500
Insertive oral sex 1-5000
Insertive Vaginal sex 1-1000
Receptive Vaginal sex 1-500
Needle stick 1-350

Read more »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »

what are my odds of being infected???

Posted by eric100, 1 Reply
i had anal sex with another male with a condom when he withdrew the condom stayed inside of me he did not ejaculate what is my risk of hiv. infection? i asked of his status and he assured me he was clean but one never knows and now i can't sleep or... Read more »