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Does Blood Bank check for all the strains of HIV?

Jan 27, 2003

Mr. Ryan Kull, Hi... when accepting blood from a donor, does the blood bank test for all strains of HIV virus or just HIV1/B? if not, is it possible that a person get infected by a different strain after a blood tranfusion and would not know about it for a long time? You are doing a great Job by helping others. Please keep it up. Thankyou.

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Blood banks use the most sensitive screening methods available, which would detect virtually all strains of HIV currently known in the world.


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