How Much Blood Is Taken Out When Hiv Tested

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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 that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested as a batch. If the batch tests positive, then each of the 20 donor samples is tested individually by our usual serological testing methods. See, I told you this was a bit confusing. As for your second question, my occupational exposure was... Read more »

hiv testing of blood 1988

I have a friend who recieved a blood transfusion as an infant in 1988. In the past 2 months he... Read more »

Hiv found in routine pregnancy blood test

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a routine blood test for my pregnancy and the results came back with a trace... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

... The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Abbott Laboratories has recalled some HIVblood tests after customers complained of "calibration failures." Approved by FDA almost a year ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test is used Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...counts indicate the state of your immune system -- your body's defense against disease. Viral load tests indicate how active HIV is. Coupled with information about how you're feeling, these two values give a clearer picture of your state of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is designed to screen blood and tissue samples from donors for infectious diseases. According to FDA, the TaqScreen MPX Test is the first... Read more »