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Probability Of Getting HIV From Blood Transfusion

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aussies Getting Blood Transfusions When Not Needed

Up to 30 percent of non-urgent blood transfusions in Australia are unnecessary and possibly dangerous, and they occur partly due to a misperception that a blood "pep up" is good for patients, a health expert warned Tuesday. Speaking at an... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

I Can't Do It Alone

At just 18-months-old, I had to undergo a blood transfusion following abuse I'd suffered at the hands of a family friend. The transfusion was successful and I survived, but a few months later my mother learned that the donor whose blood I received... Read more »
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 »
Ask the Experts

Probabilities of getting HIV from cunninglus

Hi Ryan,You have mentioned in sevral of your answers that there have been few cases of HIV tranmission from a female to a male through cunninglus, and therefore the probabilities of getting infected is low. I might sound a bit wierd, but when you...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You shouldn't worry, but that does not mean that you are at zero risk for infection. Having mucous membrane (like the mouth) exposure to the fluids (blood,semen,vaginal secretions) of a person of unknown risk justifies HIV testing. However,... 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 »

Question about HIV transmission through blood transfusions

I know that some people in the past, have acquired the HIV virus from infected blood that was given to them in blood transfusions. My question is, while I know that the HIV virus survives outside the infected individual's body for very short...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood that is donated for transfusion is preserved under certain conditions (this is necessary so that the blood will be useful to the recipient) that will unfortunately allow HIV to continue to survive. When HIV infected blood is exposed to the... Read more »

blood transfusion

First of all let me thank you for the incredible work you are doing here. lot's of people find relif knowing more about Hiv.My question is this: Does get a blood transfusion increase my T-cell count?Lets say I find many donors and I get almost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Getting blood transfusions will not improve your HIV disease. In fact it may worsen it! Blood transfusions in and of themselves can cause immunosuppression. They can also transmit bloodborne pathogens. As for T-cells, only a certain percentage... 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 »

What is the probability that I have HIV?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
I am a hypochondriac. Hypochondriac means health anxiety or health worry. Now I am worried about HIV... So, one day I heard from friends about his auntie got infected with HIV. That time, all i know abut HIV is that its deadly, so i got curious. I... Read more »

hiv by transfusion

Posted by living, 2 Replies
I am a 22 year survivor. I became postive after having a blood transfusion. There is a good quality of life after diagnosis if you take your meds on a schedule and don't skip any. I would like to chat with other women who are positive and if any are... Read more »

Probability

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello folks! Have spent a few hours reading about 80 pages of posts over the last 6 months or so. Alot of people seem very informed and educated about aids on here so I was wondering if someone could kindly answer my question. I had drunken... Read more »