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Risk Of HIV Transmission From 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 »

hiv testing of blood 1988

I have a friend who recieved a blood transfusion as an infant in 1988. In the past 2 months he... Read more »

HOW THE "HELL" DO YOU KNOW!!!

Dr.Bob I was reading through the archives and I came across a post that said " If you use a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado Transplant Patient Infected With AIDS Virus in 2008

...eventually agreed and admitted to not disclosing sexual behavior that would have barred him from donating blood. CDC estimates the risk of HIV transmission from blood transfusion to be about 1 in 1.5 million. The report, " HIV Transmission... 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

...safety of the blood supply in the health systems of the Central Asia countries. Such improvements would reduce the potential risk of involuntary infection to the unsuspecting population" ( AKIpress , 6/13). The report is available online ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Reuters. Therefore, many patients who need transfusions often go to unregulated blood suppliers, putting them at an increased risk of HIV infection, Reuters reports. According to World Health Organization estimates, contaminated blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transfusions and HIV Infection

...offering HIV antibody testing to patients who received transfusions between 1978 and late spring of 1985. Studies estimating the risk of becoming infected with HIV from a blood transfusion screened as negative for HIV antibody have been... Read more »
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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 »