Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128053027, 9780128054475

Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS

1st Edition

Authors: David Green
eBook ISBN: 9780128054475
Paperback ISBN: 9780128053027
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th May 2016
Page Count: 168
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Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS recounts the factors responsible for the widespread infection of people with hemophilia by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-contaminated blood and offers a prescription for addressing the challenges of future viral epidemics. The book describes the impact of AIDS on people with hemophilia, their families, and caregivers.

The collection, processing, and distribution of blood in the early years of the HIV epidemic are described, including the failure of regulatory agencies to promulgate effective rules to safeguard the blood supply. The contributions of individuals and organizations that mitigated the epidemic are recognized. Linked by Blood presents recommendations for addressing the myriad medical, social, and economic challenges posed by blood-borne viral infections (AIDS, Ebola, MERS) that periodically sweep through large segments of our population.

Key Features

  • Addresses the challenges of future viral epidemics
  • Promotes understanding of the risks and benefits of blood transfusion
  • Demystifies HIV/AIDS by explaining how the virus causes disease and is detected and treated
  • Covers the factors that led to contamination of the blood supply and contributed to the AIDS epidemic
  • Provides background information on hemophilia: who is affected, why they bleed, how it is treated, and what complications can occur
  • Discusses the role of regulatory agencies in protecting the blood supply and ensuring the safety of blood and blood products
  • Features new proposals to enhance blood product safety and regulate the prices of blood, drugs, and devices that are essential for human health


Residents, fellows and professionals in hematology, pathology, surgery, internal/hospital medicine, public health

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
    • References
  • Chapter 1. The Impact of AIDS on Hemophilia
    • Abstract
    • Social Impact
    • Medical Impact
    • Economic Impact
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 2. What Is Hemophilia?
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Blood: Vital but Potentially Dangerous
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 4. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Hemophilia: An Affinity for Blood
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 6. Blood as a Vehicle for the Spread of AIDS
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 7. A Full-Blown Epidemic
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 8. The Institute of Medicine Study
    • Abstract
    • Analysis
    • Key Points: The IOM Committee Report
    • References
  • Chapter 9. A Summary of Factors That Enabled the Epidemic
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 10. Contributions That Mitigated the Epidemic
    • Abstract
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 11. Hemophilia: Past and Present
    • Abstract
    • Hemophilia Care at the Time of the HIV Epidemic
    • Hemophilia Care Since the HIV Epidemic
    • Access to Pharmaceutical Products
    • Infectious Disease Epidemics
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Chapter 12. A Prescription for the Next Health Care Crisis
    • Abstract
    • Blood Product Safety
    • Controlling the Costs of Hemophilia Therapy
    • Build Educational Programs to Promote Tolerance and Increase Support for Research
    • Key Points
    • References
  • Further Reading
  • Index


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About the Author

David Green

David Green, MD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Doctorate in Biochemistry from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is a clinician-investigator and author of more than 300 published scientific articles. His most recent book, Linked by Blood: Hemophilia and AIDS, describes the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s that ravaged the hemophilia community and led to major changes in the collection and processing of blood and blood products. He is a Master of American College of Physicians and recipient of many other awards.

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Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

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