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Is it possible to know whether somebody got aids because of blood transfusion or through sex?

Is it possible to know whether somebody got aids because of blood transfusion or through sex?

No: People don't get infected with HIV through blood transfusions anymore, at least not in the developed world. The blood supply has been safe since the mid-1980's. But when it comes to how someone else got hiv; it's best to mind your own business. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Can a person with aids still get a blood transfusion?

Can a person with aids still get a blood transfusion?

Yes: A person with hiv/aids can receive a blood transfusion and this is done if the person is very anemic and has lost blood. However, a person with hiv/aids cannot give blood for concern of spreading HIV infection to uninfected people. ...Read more

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Why do some people get aids from blood transfusions and some don't?

Why do some people get aids from blood transfusions and some don't?

Untested blood: Nearly all of the people who developed aids from blood transfusions contracted them from blood that was not tested for HIV prior to 1985. Today all blood that is donated for blood transfusion is tested for HIV so there is very little risk of developing HIV from a blood transfusion. Cdc estimates risk to be approx 1 in 1.5 million. If you receive HIV + blood, 95% likely you will contract it. ...Read more

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How safe are blood transfusions? What are the odds of getting AIDS and hepatitis from this?

How safe are blood transfusions? What are the odds of getting AIDS and hepatitis from this?

59 Deaths in 2013: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV and HCV is about 1 in 2 million. ...Read more

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What country was the last to test blood transfusions for hiv/aids back in the 80's?

What country was the last to test blood transfusions for hiv/aids back in the 80's?

I don't know but: The vast majority of countries do test these days. The easy answer is, the poorer the country, the less the blood supply is trust worthy. Here is some info on the countries at risk: http://www.Pepfar.Gov/progress/76858.Htm. ...Read more

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Sir my child hemoglobin is less than 10 , and his age is 20 days so, what you suggest about blood transfusion?

Sir my child hemoglobin is less than 10 , and his age is 20 days so, what you suggest about blood transfusion?

No: This is in the normal range for this age. Questions to ponder are: is the child's skin yellow? Is the child feeding well and otherwise appear healthy? Some will have a minor form of blood group mismatch with their moms blood resulting in decrease of the hemoglobin levels for some weeks after birth. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true once a person especially a child that had blood transfusion, meaning someone else's blood, change their behaviors?

No: The blood is simply a transient carrier of oxygen to the persons cells. Any transfused cell does this alone, it does not impart a change in personality, behavior, or the person in general. The transfused cells are also short term, lasting no longer than a hundred days. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

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