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Do They Test For HIV When You Give Blood

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Tests for HIV at blood donations in the UK

I live in the UK and have donated blood twice. Can you please confirm that all blood donations are screened for the HIV virus, and would the blood centre advise you if the results were positive?Thanks
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I cannot comment on what UK policy is regarding those issues. Read more »

hiv testing of blood 1988

I have a friend who recieved a blood transfusion as an infant in 1988. In the past 2 months he... Read more »

Test for HIV on donated blood

When some one donates blood (blood bank) they do test the blood for STD. If a person is fount to be... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraSure Rapid HIV Test for Expanded Use With Blood Drawn Intravenously

...Bruckner, OraSure's vice president of marketing, said, according to the Morning Call . He added that hospitals perform 12 million HIV tests annually, compared with 2.3 million performed each year in public health clinics (Allentown Morning... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Allowing Teachers to Request HIV Tests After Exposure to Students' Blood

...Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) on Friday signed a bill ( SB 230 ) that will allow teachers to require students to take an HIV test if a teacher is exposed to their blood, the AP/ St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (Richmond, AP/ St. Paul Pioneer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

...ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test is used by laboratory professionals. Abbott says it is the first fully automated blood screening test for HIV-1 and HIV-2. Abbott spokesperson Don Braakman said the company knows of no effect on blood donations or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Bayer, Roche HIV Tests for Use on Blood Plasma, Organs

... FDA has approved HIV tests made by Bayer and Roche that are able to detect the virus in blood plasma, Bloomberg News/New York Times reports ( Bloomberg Read more »
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ALL HUMAN BLOOD TESTS HIV POSITIVE !

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and the Viral Load Test: "There is NO RECOGNIZED STANDARD for detecting the absence or presence of HIV-1 in human blood" The HIV tests are NOT standardized, and are not specific to HIV. There are over 70 conditions known to cause a "false... Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Also, do not lie on your risk questionaire when they ask you about your risks prior to donating. The only acceptable way to test for hiv is to get an FDA approved test at a clinic, or doctor's office, or the Home Access sample collection kit.... Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not Read more »