Are Blood Donors Screened For Hiv

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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
...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 is referred to as an antigen... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

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blood donor screening

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana's HIV Prevalence Reducing Country's Blood Donor Pool, Red Cross Official Says

... Botswana's high HIV prevalence has reduced the country's pool of blood donors while also increasing the need for blood services in the country, Nomsa Mbere, president of the Botswana Red Cross Society, Read more »
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)

...system was developed by Gen-Probe Inc., San Diego, Calif. and will be distributed by Chiron Corporation, Emeryville, Calif. Blood donors have been tested for evidence of HIV infection since 1985 and for evidence of HCV infection since 1990.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cote d'Ivoire Health Minister Says HIV Decreasing Among Blood Donors

...The rate of HIV infection among blood donors in Cote d'Ivoire has declined from 8 percent to 0.3 percent, according to the National Blood Transfusion Centre (CNTS) in Abidjan. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of HIV-Positive Blood Donors in Japan Reaches Record High in 2007

... The number of blood donors in Japan who tested positive for HIV reached a record high of 102 in 2007, according to preliminary data released on Wednesday Read more »