Pls help me. If a person is having sex with someone with leukemia, mahahawa ba sya? — PinoyExchange

Pls help me. If a person is having sex with someone with leukemia, mahahawa ba sya?

Kung may leukemia ako, mahahawa ko ba ang misis ko dahil sa pagse-sex namin?

[This message has been edited by juantamad (edited 08-16-2000).]


  • Ira
    Ira Member
    Not at all. Your partner is perfectly safe.
  • thanks Ira..
  • gaano po ka-common ang HTLV-I sa pilipinas?...

    In 1980, NCI scientists identified the first human retrovirus, human T-lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I), which they believe can be sexually transmitted or transmitted in blood or blood products.

    HTLV-I (sometimes referred to as human T-cell leukemia-lymphoma virus) is associated with two diseases: adult T-cell (lymphocytic) leukemia and a chronic degenerative neurologic disease termed HTLV-I-associated myelopathy with tropical spastic paraparesis (sometimes referred to as HAM/TSP). Adult T-cell leukemia was first reported in Japan. It has no known association with common leukemias, but it does resemble rare T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas that begin in the skin (mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome).

    In Jamaica and the West Indies, HTLV-I is present in 40 to 60 percent of all patients with newly diagnosed adult non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Ira
    Ira Member
    I'm afraid I do not have stats for local incidence rates for HTLV-1, since a lot of our countrymen cannot even afford to seek professional help for illnesses, much less pay for expensive testing to identify whether they are carriers or not. I don't think hema-onco physicians routinely ask their patients to undergo testing here, either. It's not really common here as it is in Japan, Western Pacific, Latin America, and Western Africa.
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