A 45-year-old member asked:
does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Not Always: Exposure to most body fluids - especially blood & genital fluids - from a person with HIV has the potential to transmit the virus. If you have had an exposure discuss the details of that exposure with an expert - ideally within the first 24 hours. Steps can be taken in the first few days of an exposure to prevent lifelong infection with hiv. Locate a test/treatment site near you at www.Hivtest.Org.
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Depends: It will have to do direct body fluid contact and i presume that you are referring to HIV infected blood.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Should I bank my baby's cord blood?
9 doctor answers • 21 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: That's actually a great idea. Stem cells from cord blood can be used to treat a number of conditions in both the child and other family members, and the number of such uses is growing exponentially.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
I have hemochromatosis - can I donate blood?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
No: Unfortunately, the red cross does not allow this blood to be donated even though there is nothing wrong with the blood. However, certain bacteria thrive on iron and that may be the red cross's rational.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to live with an HIV positive family member?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: You don't get HIV from living with someone with hiv, only from sex. Close contact is not a risk.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
What are the names of some vaasodilators that acting dircetly on blood vessels?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can it be normal to have some lumps of blood in your period?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The clumps are normal. Each period is the lining your endometrium that is shedding so sometimes it can be in the form of larger clots or lumps.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 6, 2016
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