Sep 2, 2007
I recently recieved a letter from the Red Cross stating I tested positive for HTLV 1.... I have been donating for the last 4 yrs. The First time they said I tested positive the next 2 were negative... and this last one was positive... do you know what the % is for a false positive... Also should I look to be tested again.. I am no longer able to give blood due to this second occasion... I am ver concerned... should I be? Thank you
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Further testing like a HTLV I western blot or some other confirmatory test by your doctor is warranted.
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