May 15, 1985 |
The AIDS virus can remain in a person's body for five years or longer without producing disease although it can still be transmitted to other people, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control said today. The findings indicate that simply because a person who was exposed to the virus years ago has not shown any symptoms of the disease does not mean he or she cannot infect someone else.
January 13, 1985 |
An antibody test can detect evidence in blood of exposure to AIDS, and should be available commercially within a few weeks, researchers say. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret M. Heckler said the widespread use of the new test by blood banks should prevent the spread of acquired immune deficiency syndrome to persons requiring blood transfusions. Scientists at the government's National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.
December 6, 2012
Like the Rolling Stones, the Marina del Rey Boat Parade also turns 50 this year, but one of these things is decidedly more wholesome and less prone to rumors of full-body blood transfusions. Volleyball superstar Kerri Walsh Jennings is the grand marshal, and the event features its usual cavalcade of well-bedecked vessels. Burton Chase Park, Marina del Rey. 6 p.m. Sat. Free. http://www.mdrboatparade.org.
May 6, 2012
Re "Hepatitis a new worry for baby boomers," May 2 In the late 1960s I was a Peace Corps volunteer teaching school in Uganda. I became ill and required blood transfusions. Fast forward 30 years and I'm donating my own blood for surgery. Imagine my surprise when the Red Cross informed me that I had hepatitis C, something I had never heard of. I had contracted it from those long-ago transfusions. Once my initial panic subsided, I was fortunate to find an excellent heptologist who eventually persuaded me to undergo treatment.
September 24, 1988 |
Japanese Emperor Hirohito was still suffering from internal bleeding Friday and received two more blood transfusions, doctors reported. The world's longest-reigning living monarch watched serial dramas on television and spoke briefly with Crown Prince Akihito, government spokesman Keizo Obuchi said. Five days after a hemorrhage caused the 87-year-old emperor to vomit blood, imperial physicians said they discovered a small amount of intestinal bleeding.
January 10, 1985
A Santa Monica-based group has proposed the formation of women's blood banks to prevent the spread of AIDS through blood transfusions. The American Assn. of Women Voters said in its January newsletter that women "can and must protect American children and loved family members by providing clean and untainted blood for those in need of transfusions.