Observations of Four Haemophilia Patients Infected with HIV
ZHOU Xiao-min , GUO Zhi-hong, TANG De-ji, et al. Sanitation and Anti - epidemic station, Hangzhou 310009, China
Objective To understand the progress of four haemophilia patients infected with HIV, subdivided into HIV - 1 B subtype, tlirough injecting factor Ⅷ imported from the US between 1983 and 1985.Methods Follow up observations were conducted a-mong the four haemophilia patients infected with HIV.Results Among the four patients, the minimum injecting dosage of fcator Ⅷ was 955 units, and the maximum was 2 810 units.Patients' T4 lymphatic cell evidendy decreased with the progress of HIV infection.In the late stage period, all these patients had either fever or diarrhea, lost more than 30% of their body weight, and suffered from various conditions including reddish infections. One haemopllilia patient suffered a relapse and died from a brain hemorrhage. The other three cas-es lived for another 10, 14 and 16 years respectivly after they were infected with HIV. Condusion The author proposes that the man-agement of blood donors and blood products be made a priority, and that a social environment should be created to enable HIV infected carriers and patients to live free of contempt and without stigma. At the same time, HIV carriers and patients should be educated, in-creasing their knowledge and changing their behaviours to prevent HIV transmission to others.