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Brazilian poster tells readers, in a Portuguese play on words, that “Giving Blood is an Act of Love” and that blood donation will not “give” you AIDS.
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Blood abnormalities, especially the conditions anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia, are commonly found in people with HIV/AIDS. These abnormalities, referred to as cytopenias, are often caused by the various treatments for HIV-related malignancies or other opportunistic infections and by the antiviral medications used to combat HIV infection.