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The New AIDS-Like Virus

The New AIDS-Like virus

A new AIDS-like virus that can be transmitted through saliva, blood, and unsafe sex outbreaks in China. Thousands of people are infected with this unknown virus ; 59 blood samples have been sent to the U.S. for testings. The Ministry of Health will soon be publishing the findings.

Patients of this AIDS-like disease have symptoms of HIV (unconscious sweats, numbness in hands and feet...etc), but has repeatedly resulted as negative in HIV tests. This is why the disease is also called Negative-AIDS.

This mysterious virus can be transmitted in ways like the HIV does. Patients may have lymph node swelling, subcutaneous bleeding, hair-like growth in tongue, and there is no cure. Infectious disease experts have no clue what the virus is, and it has continued to spread; the virus is now found in six province of China, with thousands of people being infected.


AIDS-Like virus / "Negative AIDS" symptoms

  1. Hair-like growth in tongue
  2. Lymphatic swelling and pain in many parts of the body
  3. Large blood stains skin and rash
  4. Beating muscle
  5. Strange sounds and pain in joints
  6. Unusual pain in muscles
  7. Flatulence and diarrhea
  8. Pharyngitis
  9. Sweat
  10. Weak and numbness of hands and feet
  11. Gingival inflammation
  12. Oral ulcers
  13. Anorexia
  14. Rapid weight loss
  15. Arrhythmia
  16. Sleep seizures
  17. Candida albicans
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    Why save cord blood

    Why save cord blood?

    Cord blood transplantation may be used as a secondary method to cancer treatment for certain types of cancer. It has less side effects comparing to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cord blood stem cell transplantation can help malignant blood diseases (malignant hematological diseases) such as: leukemia (leukemia), lymphoma (lymphoma).

    Because cord blood transplantation has many advantages, it was suggested to keep the umbilical cord blood after birth instead of throwing it away as waste. It should be reserved for the children as it is an  important biological resource.  Saving the child's cord blood is equivalent to buying  life insurance for the child.

    Cord blood is blood left over the placenta and umbilical cord blood after a baby is delivered; it is usually discarded as medical waste.  Over the last decade, studies have found that cord blood contains hematopoietic  stem cells that  can be reconstruct blood and the immune system, which can be used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for the treatment of many diseases. Therefore, cord blood has become an important source of hematopoietic stem cells, in particular, for unrelated sources of hematopoietic stem cells.  It is  also a very important human biological resources.

    Why is cord blood can save lives?
    Hematopoietic stem cells in cord blood is the basis of  saving lives.  Hematopoietic stem cells are the seeds of blood cells; it is the origin of cells of various blood cells in vivo, there were blood cells, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and many more by its differentiation and development from.  Hematopoietic stem cell is self-complementary, thus going. Hematopoietic stem cells using this regeneration, through the shift lever healthy hematopoietic stem cells that can treat many "incurable", such as blood diseases, congenital immune defects, genetic diseases, and prevent cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy on bone marrow hematopoietic function inhibition.  With scientific and technological progress, people also found that hematopoietic stem cells under certain conditions can be induced to differentiate into other cells. People look forward to using this method of tissue repair for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and  spinal cord injury.

    Why is cord blood transplantation is effective?
    China now has blood diseases, genetic diseases, AIDS and tens of millions of cancer patients, including leukemia and regenerative anemia patients with an annual increase of 4 million to  5 million of other genetic blood diseases and congenital patients has also increased. From the bone marrow,  peripheral blood and fetal cord blood,  hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may treat various blood diseases, congenital disease, AIDS and cancer patients. However, lack of bone marrow donor, and peripheral blood, and it is  vulnerable to viruses and tumor cells contamination.  The umbilical cord blood transplantation is effective, it produces fewer side effects and it is cost-effective.  However, matching between non-identical relative probability is  low, and cord blood at birth must be dealt with quickly and properly preserved. There is an urgent need to establish a cord blood bank.

    Any risks of collecting umbilical cord blood ?
    The process of collecting cord blood does no harm to the mother and the baby. After birth, both ends of the umbilical cord  are tided  immediately, while the infant and umbilical cord are separated by a doctor leading the hypodermic needle into the umbilical cord vein, taking the cord blood. This process is very simple, it can be done in just a few minutes. And it is  different from the traditional bone marrow collection, it does not require anesthesia, no pain, no side effects, it can be completed in the maternity hospital.  It is reported that the placenta, umbilical cord and the fetus were originally thrown away as waste after birth. The collection process is done when the placenta and umbilical cord are completely separated from the mother and the baby, therefore it has no adverse effects.