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How Soon Would They Notify An Hiv Positive After Donating Blood

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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
Hi,The purpose of HIV screening at blood donation sites is to protect the blood supply, not to diagnose HIV disease. The tests run at blood donation centers are very sensitive so that they won't miss any true infections. In the process they... 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 »

Donated blood now paranoid of being HIV positive

Twenty days ago I donated blood at a Red Cross blood drive and in the past week I have become so... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Carolina Senate Committee Approves Measure Removing Requirement That School Officials Be Notified of Students' HIV-Positive Status

The South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a measure (SB 970 ) to eliminate a requirement that a school superintendent and nurse be notified of students who are diagnosed with HIV, the AP/ WISTV reports (AP/ WISTV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaysian Government Seeks to Impose Prison Terms, Fines on HIV-Positive People Who Donate Blood, Deputy PM Says

The Malaysian government is planning to imprison and fine HIV-positive people who are aware of their status when they donate blood, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, the AP/ China Post reports. Razak did not provide a timeline for... 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 blood shortages, and we also have a situation in... Read more »
Housing Works

HOPE Act Paves Way for Lifting Ban Against HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Image from On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the HOPE Act , legislation that would end the federal ban on research into organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The HOPE Act, which stands for HIV Organ... Read more »
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... 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

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.

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Am I right to notify?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Recently I learned of my spouse's affairs with **multiple**partners over the past 10 years. In fact we married because my spouse infected me with HIV (at the time I thought it was a death sentence, etc...).

Now I feel that these people my spouse... Read more »