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Getting Hiv From Donating Plasma

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Unprotected sex with partner that donates plasma?

I had unprotected sex with a 39 year old married woman. Yes I know this is bad but we were both drunk. She told me she recently got paid donating plasma. If she got paid wouldn't the hospital or whatever she donated to not pay her if she was...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI would not use this information as a reason to avoid testing. If someone gets paid for plasma donation it does not mean that they are not HIV infected. People typically get paid at the time of donation, tests for HIV are performed after... Read more »


Hi Doctor,Greetings!!You and your team is doing great job!! Thankyou.I am from India. My case was... Read more »

Need help - Feb 16, 2009 - USING HIV RNA PLASMA VIRAL LOAD

Doctor!! Greetings!!I am really very sorry for the late reply..This is with respect to the Question... 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 News/New York Times , 3/3). Blood plasma is used in many protein-based therapeutic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Marion County, Ind., Officials Charge Five People With Knowingly Selling Their HIV-Positive Blood Plasma

Officials in Marion County, Ind., on Thursday charged five people with allegedly selling their blood plasma despite knowledge of their HIV-positive status -- the first such cases in the county, the Indianapolis Star reports. The infected plasma,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nucleic Acid Testing Could Help Detect HIV, Hepatitis C in Tissue Donations, Study Says

Nucleic acid testing could help detect HIV, hepatitis C and other viruses in donated human tissue, according to a study published in the Aug. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. NAT, which was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

HIV in seminal plasma differs from HIV in blood plasma, according to a study led by researchers with the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill. The study examined in detail the genetic population of HIV, specifically the env gene for HIV's... Read more »
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< 400 copies of HIV RNA per 1 ml of plasma (????)

Posted by Anonymous

PCR RNA @ 28 Days...

Is this a woo-hoo ?
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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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm a male, and I donated blood 13 days after having unprotected vaginal/oral sex with a female of unknown HIV status. I disclosed this with the donation site worker and she informed me that their tests can detect HIV particles at 11 days after... Read more »

Just donated

Posted by SamGlue, 4 Replies
Hey all,

After recieving a negative result at 12 weeks, I was assured on here that it was safe for me to donate blood (and I am sure that is correct!). So I donated for the first time today.

My quick query is that if I recieve a donor card (card they... Read more »