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Odds Of Infection Blood Transfusion

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Procrit and blood transfusions

Dr. Frascino,Help! I've been HIV positive for many years and finally my viral loasd is coming down but I'm anemic. I've been getting blood transfusions which help for a while. I don't want to change my HIV meds as I don't have many (or any) options...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know what the hell he's talking about.Let's hope it's number 1. There is absolutely no reason why Procrit can not be used with blood transfusions. In fact, one of the main indications for using Procrit is to decrease the frequency, quantity, and,... Read more »

hiv and blood transfusion

over the last 2 years i had to have 2 blood transfusions.about 6 months after the last one i... Read more »

Blood transfusion

My friend recently had a blood transfusion on a saturday because he was short of breath and not... Read more »
Articles
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.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sen. Coleman Introduces Bill to Compensate Families of HIV-Positive Veterans Infected Through Service-Related Blood Transfusions

...that would provide compensation to the families of military veterans who became HIV-positive through military service-related blood transfusions, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Under the bill, every family member infected with HIV as a... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Seeks Support From PEPFAR to Expand Blood Transfusion Centers

...estimates it will cost about Sh230 million ($2.99 million) to build the new centers and train appropriate staff. The demand for blood transfusions in the country outweighs the supply, Ole Kiyiapi said, pointing to the fact that the country on... 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 »

Red Cross PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For all of you that think you will get a free PCR test by donating blood, you are wrong. They only use NAT(PCR) testing on large amounts of blood from hundreds of donors. They do not test individual blood with PCR because it is to time consuming and... Read more »

Red Cross PCR highly effective

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Generation ELISA, NAT, and p24 is a solid 3-headed testing model that will pick-up HIV. The odds of being infected with HIV from a blood transfusion is miniscule due in large part to these testing mechanisms. Keep in mind I am not encouraging... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via contaminated food ? When I was having lunch in the... Read more »