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Should I Get Tested After Blood Transfusion

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Dear Dr. Bob, Please answer, donation to follow. I realize this is a stupid question but there is still that little voice in back of my head that tells me that it's not so stupid.I have a sister who has a doctorate in psychology and that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Are you being unrealistic and paranoid about this? Yep!Do you have any real reason to worry? Nope. I can assure you OCD is a very common disorder and certainly not linked to low I.Q. However, your HIV fears are indeed completely unwarranted.... Read more »

"weakly positive" elisa after blood transfusion

HI.I'm a 3rd year medical student who has had what my PCP describes as a "weakly positive" elisa. A... Read more »

Transmission of Hep C through a Blood Transfusion

Hello!My mother had a blood transfusion in 1980/81 after an ectopic pregnancy. She refuses to get... Read more »
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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

... Unsafe blood transfusion services and medical practices in Central Asian countries are contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctors in Kazakhstan Convicted for Criminal Negligence Following HIV Outbreak Among Children Who Received Blood Transfusions

...sentenced to prison after being convicted of criminal negligence following an HIV outbreak among a group of children who received blood transfusions at their hospital, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/27). Since the summer of 2006, 118 children who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Outbreaks Linked to Blood Transfusions Discovered in Central Asia Since Kazakh Doctors Were Convicted of Criminal Negligence

... Outbreaks of HIV linked to blood transfusions have occurred throughout Central Asia since an outbreak of the virus was discovered at a children's hospital in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Greece to Improve Blood Transfusion Checks After Two Hospital Patients Get AIDS

...daily newspaper To Vima reported Tuesday that a 16-year-old anemic patient tested HIV-positive following a September 2005 blood transfusion. Avramopoulos confirmed that a 76-year-old heart patient was also infected by plasma transfusions during... Read more »
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blood tranfusions

Posted by thuglife09, 1 Reply
...hi ppl, I got one simple question or 2 or3 ... I just had a blood transfusion about 2 weeks ago and i didn't have HIV then, my test came back negative. I don't mess around or use drugs. I want to know how Read more »

blood tranfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i'm hoping someone can clear this up for me. I had a blood transfusion done 6 years ago, i go in for regular hiv testing every 6 months. I read somewhere that if someone had a blood transfusion, Read more »

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 »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What exactly is NAT testing? I have heard that blood banks use this technology to test the blood supply to make sure it is safe. I have recieved a 13 week Read more »