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haemophilia

(US), hemophilia
an inheritable disease, usually affecting only males but transmitted by women to their male children, characterized by loss or impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor wound may result in fatal bleeding
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Anywhere between 50 percent and 78 percent of the hemophiliac population alive in 1982 was infected with HIV.
In light of the importance of the correlation argument, it is astonishing that no controlled studies have been done for three of the major risk groups: transfusion recipients, hemophiliacs, and drug abusers.
Before Factor VIII, a hemophiliac could expect two, maybe three, decades of a life crowded with visits to the hospital for voluminous transfusions.
The association is the only one of its kind in the country, and is unable to provide sufficient treatment to Lebanon's hemophiliac community of around 500 people.
The CDC links AIDS to blood and identifies risk groups: gay and bisexual men, injection-drug users, hemophiliacs, and Haitian natives.
Relief from this inherited clotting disorder, hemophilia B, has now come a step closer, thanks to gene therapy performed on a unique group of hemophiliac dogs.
They both know that many of Ryan's hemophiliac friends have already died.
KS, he notes, is seen mostly in gay men, while "weight loss and tuberculosis predominate in intravenous drug users, and pneumonia and candidiasis are almost the only two of the 30 AIDS-defining diseases that are diagnosed in hemophiliacs.
hemophiliac community became infected with the AIDS virus.
5) Mounting evidence indicates that what is called "AIDS" in hemophiliacs is caused not by HIV but by the (curable) effect of foreign proteins from treatment with unpurified Factor 8, the blood coagulant that saves hemophiliacs from an early death due to prolonged internal bleeding.
Perhaps Sinead O'Connor is angry with the pope because, in 1988, he and Carlo Caffarra of the Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Matters suggested that, if an AIDS-stricken hemophiliac husband could not abstain from intercourse, it was better to infect his wife than to ever resort to using a condom.
The last AIDS-related bill to pass, in 1990, was the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency Act (named for a teen-age hemophiliac who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion).