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With proper medical care, people with hemophilia can expect to live full and productive lives. Yet complications still occur.
During the late 1970s through 1985, a large portion of severe hemophiliacs had contracted the HIV virus (the virus that causes AIDS) from blood products. Because of the development of genetically engineered factor and improved purification processes, no case of HIV transmission from clotting factors has been documented since 1986.
Support Groups and Counseling for Hemophilia
For more information or support groups, contact the National Hemophilia Foundation - (800) 42-HANDI.
Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/11/2016
Troy S Cutler, MD
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