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Hiv Blood Donation Statistics 10 Years

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No Blood Donation Rejections = Negative for HIV?

Hi Dr. Bob,I want to start off by saying that I absolutely have NEVER donated blood to get an HIV test. I know that's unethical and places others at risk. 7 years ago I had an unprotected sex encounter (I'm female, he's male). He didn't ejaculate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your fears are unwarranted. Do you really think you would miss three separate notifications in the mail from the Red Cross?Your HIV risk (unprotected receptive penile-vaginal sex with a partner of unknown HIV serostatus and without... Read more »

Why are blood donation requirements so stringent?

Why are the requirements to give blood so stringent? Like one incident of gay sex 30 years ago is... Read more »

Blood Donation

Hi,I donated blood earlier this year and after some time I received a letter from the post from the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Ban on Gay Men's Blood Donation to Be Reconsidered

... A lifting of the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men is being urged by activists, blood organizations, and several US senators in advance of the policy's next federal Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Lift Ban on Gay Blood Donations Say HIV Experts

...from two prominent Montreal HIV/AIDS experts, officials from Canadian Blood Services and Hema-Quebec upheld a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM). Mark Wainberg and Norbert Gilmore of the McGill University AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Lift Blood Donation Ban for Some Gay Men -- Doctors

... It is time to relax the 27-year prohibition against blood donation by gay men, says a report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal . "We clearly have a situation in which there are chronic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donations Policy

... On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced a re-evaluation of its policy banning blood donations by any man who has had sex with another man since 1977. FDA's total ban on donations by these individuals dates back to 1983, Read more »
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Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello, I am a 20 year old woman and I was wondering if I should donate blood tomorrow, which I want to. Since my last test (where I tested negative) Read more »

Blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have a question, although i dont think i have HIV i donated blood 2 weeks ago. If they found hiv or another disease in my blood would they have notified me by now? Thanks. Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The nurse was touching with her finger, no gloves, the hole on my arm from which I donated blood, during a blood donation session. The hole was still open and there was blood on it. I don't recall her having blood on her finger, but what's going... Read more »

Blood Donation Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tested and so I knew I was negative before this event. However, the guy I was with told me that he had not been tested in a year, but that all of his encounters had been protected. well, coincidentally, he had an appointment at the hospital 5... Read more »