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Hemophilia (cont.)


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.

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Hemophilia A(HA), which comprises approximately 80% of cases,is considered the classic form of hemophilia, and hemophilia B (HB) is termed Christmas disease.

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