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Why Can't A Blood Transfusion Be Done With Hiv

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hiv and blood transfusion

over the last 2 years i had to have 2 blood transfusions.about 6 months after the last one i developed hiv with avery high viral count of 2.5 million.cna this high of an amount be attributed to sexual contact or am i right in assuming huge amounts...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You can have very high viral load levels during acute infection regardless of the method of transmission. Read more »

Procrit and blood transfusions

Dr. Frascino,Help! I've been HIV positive for many years and finally my viral loasd is coming down... 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 »
Articles
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

...1990s. According to the newspaper, "the Chinese government has yet to offer an apology or investigate a massive cover-up that allowed the disease to spread exponentially after it was well known that the blood supply was tainted. ... Besides free... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Seeks Support From PEPFAR to Expand Blood Transfusion Centers

...address at the 5th International Africa Society for Blood Transfusion, Ole Kiyiapi said the government estimates it will cost about Sh230 million ($2.99 million) to build the new centers and train appropriate staff. The demand for blood... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Obasanjo and the Nigerian Ministry of Health, today our campaign to organize national blood centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa takes a very important first step" (SBFA release, 5/12). Back to other news for May 13, 2005 Previous Updates ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctors in Kazakhstan on Trial for Medical Malpractice Following HIV Outbreak Among Children Who Received Blood Transfusions

...Asia, and parts of China and India "believe that fresh infusions of blood can fortify a healthy body and remedy diseases that are not blood-related," the Times reports. As a result, local doctors in Central Asia and other parts of the... Read more »
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my g-f has hiv-aids dont know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...including fustiva and is running fevers and has bad headaces and severe loss of appatite is that it. i'm going to lose her.will a blood transfusion help her.I LOVE HER SO MUCH Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 Read more »