Rose is afraid that a blood transfusion she had several years ago may have contained HIV-infected blood.



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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Rose is afraid that a blood transfusion she had several years ago may have contained HIV-infected blood.

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17 February 1990 (USA)  »

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72 Hours (#5.19)
15 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rose gets a letter that a blood transfusion she received several years ago may contain HIV blood. She goes for a test, but the doctor tells her it will take about 72 hours to get the results. Rose is worried and anxious and the whole house goes through different issues regarding HIV problem.

Not a very funny episode, but a great one to raise awareness about HIV. They go through issues such as unreasonable alienation of victims when Sophia doesn't want to use the same cup and Rose and also how one can get it in very different ways when nobody deserves to have it as Rose wonders why she is in danger after an operation while Blanche doesn't have it when she has lots of sex.

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