|legal aspects of reporting HIV
Jul 24, 2005
Iam the lab in charge.I would like to know the legal aspects of reporting a person as HIV positive.Shouuld i check with different kits?I have only ELISA in my lab.What should i do if i get a boderline positivity?If in blood bank one donor is positive should i inform donor or just leave it?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
A person can never be told they are HIV positive based on a single positive EIA result. In most labs the EIA is repeated on the same sample and if positive a western blot confirmatory test must be performed. If the western blot is positive then the official result is positive.
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