Linked by Blood Hemophilia and AIDS

Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS recounts the factors responsible for the widespread infection of people with hemophilia by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-contaminated blood and offers a prescription for addressing the challenges of future viral epidemics. The book describes the impact of AIDS on people with hemophilia, their families, and caregivers. The collection, processing, and distribution of blood in the early years of the HIV epidemic are described, including the failure of regulatory agencies to promulgate effective rules to safeguard the blood supply. The contributions of individuals and organizations that mitigated the epidemic are recognized. Linked by Blood presents recommendations for addressing the myriad medical, social, and economic challenges posed by blood-borne viral infections (AIDS, Ebola, MERS) that periodically sweep through large segments of our population. Addresses the challenges of future viral epidemics Promotes understanding of the risks and benefits of blood transfusion Demystifies HIV/AIDS by explaining how the virus causes disease and is detected and treated Covers the factors that led to contamination of the blood supply and contributed to the AIDS epidemic Provides background information on hemophilia: who is affected, why they bleed, how it is treated, and what complications can occur Discusses the role of regulatory agencies in protecting the blood supply and ensuring the safety of blood and blood products Features new proposals to enhance blood product safety and regulate the prices of blood, drugs, and devices that are essential for human health

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  • Author : David Green
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 168 pages
  • ISBN : 0128054476
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS

Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS
  • Author : David Green
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 19 May 2016
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Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS recounts the factors responsible for the widespread infection of people with hemophilia by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-contaminated blood and offers a prescription for addressing the challenges of future viral epidemics. The book describes the impact of AIDS on people with hemophilia, their families, and caregivers. The collection, processing, and distribution of blood in the early years of the HIV epidemic are described, including the failure of regulatory agencies to promulgate effective rules to

HIV and the Blood Supply

HIV and the Blood Supply
  • Author : Committee to Study HIV Transmission Through Blood and Blood Products,Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 19 October 1995
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During the early years of the AIDS epidemic, thousands of Americans became infected with HIV through the nation's blood supply. Because little reliable information existed at the time AIDS first began showing up in hemophiliacs and in others who had received transfusions, experts disagreed about whether blood and blood products could transmit the disease. During this period of great uncertainty, decisionmaking regarding the blood supply became increasingly difficult and fraught with risk. This volume provides a balanced inquiry into the

Hemophilia and Von Willebrand Disease

Hemophilia and Von Willebrand Disease
  • Author : David Green
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 14 June 2018
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Hemophilia and Von Willebrand Disease: Factor VIII and Von Willebrand Factor serves as a must-have reference on the important role these essential blood-clotting proteins play in research and clinical medicine. Clinicians and researchers face the daily challenge of staying current on the vast amounts of research that is now generated. The reference to Janus in the title refers to the two roles of the Factor VIII/Von Willebrand Factor Complex: initiation of coagulation and propagation of clot formation. The complex

Multiple AIDS-related Loss

Multiple AIDS-related Loss
  • Author : David Nord
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 23 May 1997
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The aim of this book is to legitimize the pain experienced by many of the survivors of AIDS, by normalizing the abnormal experience of survivors. It argues that multiple AIDS-related loss means not only losing one loved one to AIDS, but also has

Cry Bloody Murder

Cry Bloody Murder
  • Author : Elaine DePrince
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 23 May 1997
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Having lost two sons to AIDS and caring for a third infected with the HIV virus, the author chronicles the medical and legal plight of hemophiliacs infected through contaminiated medication

The Bleeding Disease

The Bleeding Disease
  • Author : Stephen Pemberton
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 15 July 2011
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Ironically, transforming the hope of a normal life into a purchasable commodity for people with bleeding disorders made it all too easy to ignore the potential dangers of delivering greater health and autonomy to hemophilic boys and men.

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On
  • Author : Randy Shilts
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release : 03 November 2011
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Extensively researched (Shilts interviewed over 1,000 people), weaving together personal stories with political and social reporting And the Band Played On is a masterpiece of investigative reporting (comparable to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood) and it led to Shilts being described as "the pre-eminent chronicler of gay life" ('The New York Times'). And the Band Played On was awarded the Stonewall Book Award, it became an international bestseller (translated into 7 languages) and was made into a major movie in 1993 starring Richard

Blood Feuds : AIDS, Blood, and the Politics of Medical Disaster

Blood Feuds : AIDS, Blood, and the Politics of Medical Disaster
  • Author : Eric Feldman Associate Director New York University's Institute for Law and Society,Columbia University Ronald Bayer Professor Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 05 March 1999
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In the mid-1980s public health officials in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia discovered that almost half of the hemophiliac population, as well as tens of thousands of blood transfusion recipients, had been infected with HIV-tainted blood. This book provides a comparative perspective on the political, legal, and social struggles that emerged in response to the HIV contamination of the industrialized worlds blood supply. It describes how eight nations responded to the first signs that AIDS might be transmitted

Blood on Their Hands

Blood on Their Hands
  • Author : Eric Weinberg,Donna Shaw
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 15 September 2017
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A few short years after HIV first entered the world blood supply in the late 1970s and early 1980s, over half the hemophiliacs in the United States were infected with the virus. But this was far more than just an unforeseeable public health disaster. Negligent doctors, government regulators, and Big Pharma all had a hand in this devastating epidemic. Blood on Their Hands is an inspiring, firsthand account of the legal battles fought on behalf of hemophiliacs who were unwittingly

HIV Mental Health for the 21st Century

HIV Mental Health for the 21st Century
  • Author : Mark G. Winiarski
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 01 March 1997
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Outstanding Academic Title from 2011 by Choice Magazine While newly arrived immigrants are often the focus of public concern and debate, many Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have resided in the United States for generations. Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, and their racial identities change with each generation. While the attainment of education and middle class occupations signals a decline in cultural attachment for some, socioeconomic mobility is not a cultural death-knell, as others

A Visual History of HIV/AIDS

A Visual History of HIV/AIDS
  • Author : Elisabet Björklund,Mariah Larsson
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 04 July 2018
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The Face of AIDS film archive at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, consists of more than 700 hours of unedited and edited footage, shot over a period of more than thirty years and all over the world by filmmaker and journalist Staffan Hildebrand. The material documents the HIV/AIDS pandemic and includes scenes from conferences and rallies, and interviews with activists, physicians, people with the infection, and researchers. It represents a global historical development from the early years of the AIDS crisis to

Living with Haemophilia

Living with Haemophilia
  • Author : Peter Jones
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 23 May 1998
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Living With Haemophilia has established itself as the complete guide to haemophilia and related inherited bleeding disorders. Written primarily for affected families, the book also provides a useful and up-to-date guide for doctors, paramedical staff including nurses and physiotherapists, andteachers. It explains the inheritance of haemophilia, bleeding episodes and how to control them, safe treatment including home therapy and prophylaxis and the prospects for a genetic cure. Now available in paperback, this book will continue to be an essential purchase