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Donated Blood Is Tested With A Monospot Test To Prevent Passing The Aids Virus On To The Recipient Of A Blood Transfusion

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Donation PROMISED--monospot reliable indicator of mono?

I promise you a donation for answering this question.I am beside myself with fear and an unshakeable OCD episode. In late November, I came down with a nasty mono-like syndrome--very swollen glands (so swollen I was eventually given a steroid to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Frantic in Florida,Your symptoms, clinical course, and laboratory tests are very consistent with mononucleosis including the amoxicillin rash!Please note the article you reference says the "Epstein-Barr virus serology studies in each of... 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 »

Safe blood transfusion v. Window period

Hi Doc!I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China's Health Ministry to "Severely Punish" People Responsible for Unsafe Blood Sales; 25 People Receive HIV-Positive Blood Through Transfusions

China's Ministry of Health earlier this week announced new rules that will "severely punish those responsible" for collecting and distributing untested blood that leads to people becoming infected with bloodborne diseases such as HIV through... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Prevention Pointers for People With HIV: How to Avoid Passing Your Virus to Someone Else

The easiest ways to pass HIV to someone else are in blood or sexual fluids. Having sex without a condom or sharing drug-injection works can infect a partner with your HIV. If you inject drugs, you can stop with a drug-substitution program (for... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Unsafe Blood Transfusions, Medical Practices in Central Asia Contributing to Spread of Infectious Diseases, Including HIV, World Bank Report Says

Unsafe blood transfusion services and medical practices in Central Asian countries are contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases in the region, according to a report recently released by the World Bank , Kazakhstan... Read more »
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blood donation question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If donated blood tests positive for HIV, how long after the donation date will the donor of that blood be notified? Thanks


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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. 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 enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.thebody.com/cdc/news_updates/update.html#03

The above link describes a recent case where someone was hiv+ and they donated blood. This resulted in infecting an innocent person through a blood transfusion. Please do not donate blood as a... Read more »