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.
Response from Mr. Kull
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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