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“Bad Blood – A Cautionary Tale”. Write out the Questions and Answers. Take all Notes given. “Bad Blood”. 1. What are some of the symptoms/problems with Hemophilia? * Genetic disorder typically passed from mothers to sons. * A protein: Factor 8 and Factor 9 are missing from the blood.

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Bad blood a cautionary tale

“Bad Blood – A Cautionary Tale”

Write out the Questions and Answers.

Take all Notes given.


Bad blood

“Bad Blood”

1. What are some of the symptoms/problems with Hemophilia?

* Genetic disorder typically passed from mothers to sons.

* A protein: Factor 8 and Factor 9 are missing from the blood.

  • How much is missing will determine the severity of the hemophilia.

    1st Treatment for Hemophilia: Whole blood transfusions


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“Bad Blood”

* 1964 – Janet Poole

* She noticed a residue at the bottom of the bag of plasma (it had been being thrown away)

* She tested the residue – it had 10 x’s the clotting factor of whole blood.

* Called it “Cryo”

* 1966 - Anti-hemophiliac Factor 8 Concentrate was approved for use

* It was called “Factor”


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“Bad Blood”

2. What were some of the immediate benefits of “Factor”?

3. What are some of the long-term benefits of “Factor”?

* Hepatitis = ?

* Inflammation of the liver

4. Why is having paid donors a risky endeavor?


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“Bad Blood”

* 1-3 infected people in a pool of 60,000 is expected

* All people got Hepatitis

* Cost versus Benefit

* We deal with this every day!

* Early 1982 – 1st incidence of AIDS in hemophiliacs


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“Bad Blood”

* AIDS = ?

* Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

* 800 known cases of AIDS

* 8 were Hemophiliacs (1% of population) – That was in the VERY BEGINNING.

5. Would you wait for scientific data to make a decision? Why or Why not.

6. When comparing “Factor” to “Cryo”, why was “Cryo” not a choice for many?


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“Bad Blood”

* It is important for doctors to state the facts and let patients come to their own conclusions.

7. Were there enough facts to give to patients to prevent AIDS from spreading? Explain.

* 95% of all hemophiliacs had acquired AIDS from the transfusions that made it possible for them to live normal lives.

8. Was the school right in kicking out Ryan White? Explain.


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“Bad Blood”

9. What was needed to kill the HIV virus?

* A government agency apologized.

Damages were awarded

* Hepatitis C is now the #1 killer of hemophiliacs

* Liver transplant can cure hemophilia

* Factor 8 is made in the liver

* Can not get a liver transplant if have HIV/AIDS


Hiv aids

HIV/AIDS

  • HIV = Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    • First/initial stages of disease

  • AIDS = Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus

    • Late stages of the disease – severely compromised immune system

  • HIV destroys CD4+ T Cells (which fight disease)

    • Medication can limit/slow the destruction of the immune system

    • No cure – can live a few years to several decades


How it began

How it Began:

  • Chimpanzee in West Africa

    • Had a similar disease called Simian Immunodeficiency Virus

      • Chimp may have gotten the disease from monkeys

    • We hunted them for meat – when we came in contact with their blood, it mutated into the human version - HIV


It is spread by

It is Spread by:

  • Unprotected Sex

    • Anal riskier than vaginal which is riskier than oral

  • Multiple sex partners

    • Especially if they have other STD’s

  • Sharing needles/syringes/water used to clean equipment for drug injection

  • Being born to an infected mother


Magic johnson

Magic Johnson

  • 1991 found out he was HIV positive and

    quit Basketball

    • Got HIV by having multiple sex partners

  • 1992 played in the All-Star game

    • Was All Star MVP

  • 1992 played on the dream team in the Olympics

    • Won the Gold medal

  • 1996 played 32 games for the Lakers

  • Career: 17,707 points, 6,559 rebounds, 10,141 assists

  • Created the Magic Johnson Foundation

    • Educate people about HIV/AIDS


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