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Blood Donation And Hiv Group O

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new hiv test

hi, doc, have you heard about the new hiv test that can detect group o. it was approve early this year. as of yet there has been no reliable test. how can i take this test since im very concerned that i am infected with hiv o group.the test is...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your post,The assay (test) that you describe is meant to screen donated blood for HIV RNA. It is able to detect HIV group O RNA. It is not licensed to be used to diagnose HIV infection, which is usually done by measuring antibodies... Read more »

a fellow new yorker

hello dr.,i was just wondering if blood transfusions are screened for HIV group N?thank you Read more »

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

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Lift Ban on Gay Blood Donations Say HIV Experts

...from two prominent Montreal HIV/AIDS experts, officials from Canadian Blood Services and Hema-Quebec upheld a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM). Mark Wainberg and Norbert Gilmore of the McGill University AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Ban on Gay Men's Blood Donation to Be Reconsidered

... A lifting of the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men is being urged by activists, blood organizations, and several US senators in advance of the policy's next federal Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donations Policy

... On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced a re-evaluation of its policy banning blood donations by any man who has had sex with another man since 1977. FDA's total ban on donations by these individuals dates back to 1983, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Court Rejects Gay Man's Lawsuit Over Blood Donation

... A court in Haidian, northwest Beijing, on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit filed by a gay man whose blood donation was refused by a Red Cross center. Chinese regulations bar "homosexuals and those with multiple sex partners" from giving blood. Read more »
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blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The nurse was touching with her finger, no gloves, the hole on my arm from which I donated blood, during a blood donation session. The hole was still open and there was blood on it. I don't recall her having blood on her finger, but what's going... Read more »

Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am a 20 year old woman and I was wondering if I should donate blood tomorrow, which I want to. Since my last test (where I tested negative) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself against by butt and some touching with... Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I donated blood for the first time a couple of months ago during a blood drive. Once, they got my blood, they placed a piece of cotton on the hole of the arm that they used to get it. Later on, a nurse came and removed the cotton. She then placed... Read more »

blood donation got awry

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I donated blood for the first time a couple of months ago during a blood drive. Once, they got my blood, they placed a piece of cotton on the hole of the arm that they used to get it. Later on, a nurse came and removed the cotton. She then placed... Read more »