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Are Blood Donors Screened For Hiv

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thai Red Cross Ends Separate Screening for Gay Blood Donors

Responding to concerns from activists who felt its procedure was discriminatory, the Red Cross of Thailand has announced changes in its blood donor screening process. The risk assessment form required of potential donors included one question that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA OKs Second HIV Donor Screening Test

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test, the Abbott Prism HIV O Plus assay, that detects HIV antibodies in donated blood and organs. The test is one of five that run on Abbott's fully automated Prism System. FDA said the test... Read more »
Ask the Experts

blood donor screening

I know that you are an expert in blood banking. Do the tests that are used to screen blood donor blood in the USA detect HIV 1 group O?Thanks,...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Yes, the HIV antibody tests that are licensed to screen blood in the United States do detect HIV-1 O. BJ... Read more »

HIV testing of blood donors

Plese, what do you think about the current strategy of testing HIV antibodies only in blood donors ? Would not be safer to use also HIV antigen testing for screening ? Or some kind of Ag/Ab tests ? Please let me know your view. Thank you....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
P24 antigen testing is used to screen the nation's blood supply. The p24 antigen test detects the presence of a protein on the surface of HIV (the "p" standing for protein, and "24" standing for its molecular weight). P24... Read more »

Does everyone who donates blood get a blood donor card?

Do you know how long it takes a blood bank to notify a donor of positive hiv test results? Is it weeks or months after the donation? My boyfriend got his "donor card" about one week after donating and thinks that it means that he did...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When a person donates blood, if they test positive on any of the screening tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, HTLV-I, HTLV-II, and syphilis, they are notified in writing as soon as possible (often within a few... Read more »

Hiv false positive blood donor

Hello, let me tell you this, I've been stressed, scared and worried. I had a risk event which was an unprotected encounter that lasted not even 2 minutes cause I stopped and was worried. I didn't know the status of the girl. I am a male...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere are times when someone can have a false positive or false negative result and why we recommend further testing. Testing 1 1/2 years after the exposure and having that test be negative means you are HIV free. The testing guidelines for HIV... Read more »
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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
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AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
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AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

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4 patients get HIV from organ donor
Email|Print| Text size + By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007
CHICAGO --A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and... Read more »

Donor blood center test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Quick question if anyone knows out there. What type of test does the blood center use to test for hiv? How effective is it? It would seem nothing would get past them. Right? Where can you get the kind of test done that the blood center uses? ... Read more »