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Umbilical Cord Blood Hiv Positive

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boy cured with cord blood?

i read about the boy who got the umbilical cord blood transplant. they said it's similar to the transplant timothy brown got. is this another cure? when will it be possible for other people?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Today's media is filled with premature claims of HIV cure- the case that you refer to comes from the <a... Read more »

Cord Blood

Hi,I'm 34 wks pregnant, undetectable vl. We've been wondering if it is possible to do... Read more »

Cord blood

I am taking care of an HIV exposed infant. I am not HIV positive. I was just wondering how careful... Read more »

Boy Dies After Receiving Cord Blood Transplant in Attempt to Cure His HIV

The 12-year-old boy who had received an umbilical cord blood transplant earlier this year in an attempt to cure him of his HIV and leukemia died from a severe complication on July 5, his doctors announced. The boy, Eric Blue, received the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physicians' Group Recommends Using Public Cord Blood Banks, Routine HIV Testing

At its meeting in Hawaii this week, the American Medical Association adopted new guidelines to help doctors counsel pregnant women about donating their babies' umbilical cord blood to public cord blood banks. "Umbilical cord blood stem cells are... Read more »

12-Year-Old Boy Receives Cord Blood Transplant in Attempt to Cure His HIV and Leukemia

This past Tuesday, April 23, doctors from the University of Minnesota performed a stem cell transplant on a 12-year-old boy living with both HIV and leukemia, in hopes of curing him of both diseases. Because the donor's CD4 cells contain a mutation... 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 »
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Cut the cord..

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
I was discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell in January of '08 from the Navy.. but ever since I've been holding out hope that sometime, within the next couple years, they might drop the policy and I'd be able to go back.

I tested HIV+ on February... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ALL human blood tests HIV positive. THat's why it has to be diluter 51 times just for an antibody test.
The disclaimer on the ELISA, The Western Blot, and the Viral Load Test:
"There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of... Read more »

how much blood does it take to become positive

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you were making out with a girl who was hiv positive, and she realized she was bleeding when you were making out with her, what are the chances the negative person would contract hiv. Read more »

Falling for someone HIV positive...

Posted by Pan, 4 Replies

This is my first time posting here. Well, I am 30-years-old and HIV negative. I always practice safer sex, with a low number of partners, and get tested regularly. Remaining negative is a really high priority for me.

Well, about one month ago I... Read more »