The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Unconsciable Act??

Jan 11, 2005

Hey Doc,

Hope your New Year is bright. I am a former Worried Well that reads your posts from time to time. I read one of your recent posts about somebody committing an unconsciable act by testing for HIV by donating blood. I think it's plane to see the danger in blood tht has yet to seroconvert.

Anyway after almost a year and multiple HIV test out past the window, negative I might add, I finally donated blood this week. I was fine until I read your post. Did I infact endanger somebody? All that bagage came back. I believe if I was positive I would indeed be a medical freak (I am content with just being a freak.)

Anyway, what kind of testing is done on donated blood to ensure that the blood supply is not tainted? I guess I don't want to be the cause of anybody elses pain and suffering. Did I give blood to soon?

The "Big" Guy

PS You even gave me the official "Blessing" after 82 days.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi "Big" Guy,

I think it's unconscionable to attempt to screen for HIV by donating blood or to even consider donating blood if there is a chance you are infected. This, however, does not apply to you, since you have had multiple HIV tests well past the window period.

No worries, OK?

Dr. Bob

still get HIV/AIDS while using a condom
Sorry, Dr. Bob

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint