'It's like living with a body made of glass,' declares John Francis Sarmenta, an advocate with the Hemophilia Association of the Philippines for Love and Service (Haplos) Foundation and himself a hemophiliac
Co, himself a hemophiliac
, said only around 1,500 Filipinos with bleeding disorders have so far been identified, with 180 of them in Central Visayas.
Out of 90 hemophiliac
patients screened, 45 patients were positive for Hepatitis C, 4 for Hepatitis B and one was positive for HIV.
Saghir Ahmed has urged the private institutions, treating, on non profit basis, thalassemic and hemophiliac
, to help develop a registry of such patients.
Hamdan is a hemophiliac
and has to avoid activities that most take for granted - even a game of soccer or an enthusiastic slap on the back could prove life-threatening.
* In April, 18-year-old hemophiliac
Ryan White dies; he had received an HIV-tainted blood transfusion five years earlier.
He was charged with causing the AIDS deaths in 1991 and 1995 of a hemophiliac
and a liver patient, respectively, by failing to stop the use of HIV-contaminated blood products in the 1980s.
Surgeons at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Thursday morning completed a marathon operation to transplant part of a liver into a hemophiliac
man who contracted HIV and hepatitis C from contaminated blood products.
Yet elsewhere you've argued that it would be all right for parents to choose to kill a hemophiliac
For example, five years before Duesberg and Rasnick's assertion that pneumonia and candidiasis are "almost the only two" AIDS-defining conditions seen in hemophiliacs
, a European hemophiliac
cohort found that of 37 diagnosed with AIDS, 6 had toxoplasmosis, 3 had wasting syndrome, 3 had dementia, 2 had MAC, 1 had CMV and 1 had lymphoma as their AIDS-diagnosing illness.
The funds sought are embarrassingly small: The $750 million would provide a one-time-only payment of $100,000 to each victim or his family (only 2,000 are still alive), although it costs $160,000 a year to treat a hemophiliac