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hiv antibodies

Aug 29, 2005

I was sent a letter by the Red Cross about 15 years age saying I could not give blood because there were HIV antibodies in my blood. I have since been tested about three times and the results were all negative. Do I still need to be concerned? Thanks.

Response from Dr. Frascino


If you've had three subsequent FDA-approved HIV-antibody tests that are all negative, you can assume the initial Red Cross screening was a "false positive." Your physician or an HIV specialist can help sort this out for you if you remain concerned. However, from the information you provided, I would advise you that you are HIV negative.

Dr .Bob

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