May 13, 2014
I donated blood in a reputed hospital before ...on the day of donation of blood i masturbated and after an hour they took my blood ...will it cause hiv and am concerned that does the blood banks use the same needles to take blood from other donors the hospital name is (yashoda hospital) india
Response from Ms. Southall
HI HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
You cannot get HIV from donating blood nor can you get it from masturbating.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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