How Soon Red Cross Tests For Hiv

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, the Red Cross has indeed had its problems over the years, but it's important to note that the Red Cross does do an excellent job of testing Read more »

Blood Donation Question

Hi Ryan-I know that donated blood to a faction such as the Red Cross is tested for HIV and other... Read more »

new hiv test

hi, doc, have you heard about the new hiv test that can detect group o. it was approve early this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...Stramer SL. Current prevalence and incidence of infectious disease markers and estimated window-period risk in the American Red Cross blood donor population. Transfusion 2002;42:975-9. CDC. U.S. HIV and AIDS cases reported through December... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...safely discarded and are not used for transfusions. Tests Performed on Each Unit of Donated Blood * (Source: American Red Cross) Disease Test Year Implemented HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS HIV- I Antibody test 1985 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: Rule Change Would Allow Under 18s Easier Access to HIV Testing

...tested for HIV, regardless of the result. The proposed change has been endorsed by Dr. Praphan Panuphak, director of the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center. A hearing on the topic was being held Wednesday. Back to other news for December... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Cases in Malaysia Decreasing, Percentage of Women Living With Virus Increasing, Health Ministry Official Says

...period, Abdul Rasid Kasri, deputy director of disease control at Malaysia's Ministry of Health , said Monday at the 19th Asian Red Cross/Red Crescent HIV/AIDS Network Meeting, the New Straits Times reports ( New Straits Times , 10/23). ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the Red Cross notify people if their blood test + for HIV or hepatitis? Read more »

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If donated blood tests positive for HIV, how long after the donation date will the donor of that blood be notified? Thanks Read more »


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...tested positive for HIV reached a record high of 102 in 2007, according to preliminary data released on Wednesday by the Japanese Red Cross Society, Kyodo News/AOL reports. The report -- which was submitted to a Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry... Read more »
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