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Donating Blood To Test For Hiv

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Blood Donation and HIV testing

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I realize that after a person donates blood, his/herdonation is tested for HIV as well as other infectious diseases. Also, I have heard that blood donation centersalert people when their blood tests positive for HIV. Therefore, is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.You are correct that if a person donates blood, and tests positive for one ofthe screening tests (including HIV), they will be notified by the blood bankthat they have tested 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 »

Blood donation 1992, tested positive to HIV2 antibodies

Told I can no longer donate blood, should I be getting any treatments? protection? Am I contageous... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

... FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physicians' Group Recommends Using Public Cord Blood Banks, Routine HIV Testing

...options with their patients during pregnancy," said board member Dr. William A. Dolan. In a separate matter, AMA endorsed routine HIV testing while noting the importance of safeguarding patients' privacy. "AMA's new policy calls on physicians to... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...list of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and health care professionals who are permitted to request HIV tests for people whose blood they come in contact with while working. Under the measure, sponsored by state Sen.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 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 »