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Why Can't A Blood Transfusion Be Done With Hiv

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Blood transfusion + HIV

Id like to know whether blood transfusion is of any good in decreasing viral load? I mean to exchange most of your hiv + blood to new hiv- free blood.. Should it atleast lower ones viral load for sometime? I know it wont flush all viruses out of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Since most of the HIV found in the body is actually not circulating in blood, but rather found in lymph nodes, exchanging the blood with uninfected blood wont have any significant effect on viral loads. The virus resident in the lymph nodes would... Read more »

blood transfusion and hiv

I have been HIV posetive for 6 years and my husband is not despite the fact that we have a baby... Read more »

blood transfusion to hiv patient

i know , we cant increse cd4+ count by exchange trasfusion.. But,, i have one question.. Cant we... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through Transfusions

China's Ministry of Health earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Transfusion of Blood Safer From HIV Than Ever

The introduction of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HIV by the South African National Blood Service has significantly cut the risk of being infected through transfusion, an SANBS official said recently. The remark followed reports of a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At Least 16 People Infected With HIV After Blood Transfusions in China

There could be as many as 16 people infected in Heilongjiang province's Bei'an County after farmers received infected blood transfusions at a hospital associated with the provincial General Bureau of State Farms, the state China Daily reported. An... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

23 Indian Children Get HIV From Blood Transfusions

At least 23 children with thalassemia, a rare genetic disorder that requires regular transfusions, have tested positive for HIV after receiving tainted blood, Indian officials said today. The government of Gujarat state has dispatched a team of... 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 »

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 »

Question on transfusion..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, I was just wondering if it's possible for someone to have HIV after receiving a few blood transfusions in June of '85 due to being born prematurely???

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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, the hiv negative result might be false. Is this... Read more »