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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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Does everyone who donates blood get a blood donor card?

Do you know how long it takes a blood bank to notify a donor of positive hiv test results? Is it weeks or months after the donation? My boyfriend got his "donor card" about one week after donating and thinks that it means that he did...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When a person donates blood, if they test positive on any of the screening tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, HTLV-I, HTLV-II, and syphilis, they are notified in writing as soon as possible (often within a few... Read more »

Worry over HIV risk from blood on volleyball "**4th time asking** Blood and breastmilk donation** PLEASE, PLEASE ANSWER"

Hello~Please, please answer my question...I am an occasional blood donor, and I am currently breastfeeding my own baby, and getting ready to donate some of my excess milk to a milk bank for premature babies. I would like your opinion on the level...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for you question,Let me start off by saying that it doesn't sound like you had any risk at all for HIV.This is for many reasons!-- HIV can't live outside the body for very long at all. Once it's out on that ball it's... Read more »

down under msm can gave blood (BLOOD DONATION)

Sexual activity - Is there any kind of sexual activity that will affect my ability to donate blood?If you have any reason to believe you may have acquired an infection through unprotected sex, you should not donate. Safe sex practices are vital to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I combined your two posts. Obviously Australia has a much more logical and scientifically sound policy than the U.S. But even the Australian policy has room for improvement. For instance, with today's testing methodology, a twelve-month... Read more »

Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had a boy friend in the past, who goes to prostitutes all the time. After that i got HIV1/2 antibody tested 3 times, upto 7 months past the exposure....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your repeatedly negative HIV and hepatitis C tests are definitive and conclusive. No additional HIV or hepatitis C testing is warranted at this time.You did not read the archives carefully! The only potential case of delayed HIV seroconversion... Read more »
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donating blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does the Red Cross notify people if their blood test + for HIV or hepatitis?

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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 »

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 got awry

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I donated blood for the first time a couple of months ago during a blood drive. Once, they got my blood, they placed a piece of cotton on the hole of the arm that they used to get it. Later on, a nurse came and removed the cotton. She then placed... Read more »