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Do U Have To Be Checked For Hiv To Give Blood

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Ask the Experts

Does Blood Bank check for all the strains of HIV?

Mr. Ryan Kull,Hi...when accepting blood from a donor, does the blood bank test for all strains of HIV virus or just HIV1/B? if not, is it possible that a person get infected by a different strain after a blood tranfusion and would not know about it...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Blood banks use the most sensitive screening methods available, which would detect virtually all strains of HIV currently known in the world.RMK... Read more »

paranoid unprotected sex, checked white blood cells normal

dear docon 7/4/03 i had unprotected sex but he did not ejaculate in me. i then became very... Read more »

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Greece to Improve Blood Transfusion Checks After Two Hospital Patients Get AIDS

On Tuesday, Greece announced it will screen blood for transfusions with the more sensitive nucleic acid testing (NAT). The announcement follows reports that two people were infected with HIV after a donor's blood tested false-negative under the old... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The 10-Point Inspection, HIV-Style: What to Check Under the Hood

-->In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Insights From People Who Keep HIV in Check Naturally

David first learned he had HIV in 1986. "I of course assumed that I'd be dead in two or three years at most," he recalls. (This story uses a pseudonym to maintain his confidentiality.) His first sexual partner died of AIDS around 1993, and his... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

What to Check Under the Hood

In many parts of the world, medical providers care for their patients who have HIV/AIDS without the benefit of laboratory tests -- sometimes even the most basic ones. Fortunately, in the United States (and various other countries), medical providers... Read more »
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ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other person makes fist and taps yours. Well, I held out my fist and he punched it!! it hurt but I... Read more »

A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into google.com you get multiple results for thebody.com. so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »