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Probability Of Getting HIV From Blood Transfusion

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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 time;...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...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 environment and dries, HIV loses it ability to... Read more »

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Epogen and blood transfusions

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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

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 »
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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...What are the chances of transmitting HIV through a needle? gray line July 13, 1998 Answered by Nicolas Sheon, HIV InSite Prevention Editor transparent gif transparent Read more »