Is All Blood Collected In The U.s Tested For Hiv
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Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing StaffSome saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
Increasing Numbers of Blood Collection Centers in Parts of China Contributing to Spread of HIV, Boston Globe ReportsThe increasing number of blood-collection centers in parts of China is posing a threat to vulnerable populations and placing them at an increased risk of HIV transmission, some Chinese HIV/AIDS advocates have said recently, the Boston Globe ... Read more »
China Releases New Regulations That Aim to Strengthen Supervision, Management of Blood Collection CentersChina's Ministry of Health on Friday released new regulations that aim to strengthen the supervision and management of blood collection centers in the country, China Daily reports. According to the health ministry, the regulations -- which went... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The plastic holders are indeed reusable and pose absolutely no threat of transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. The way that the disposable needles are placed into the plastic holder precludes any chance of... Read more »
Chicago Black Gay Mens CaucusThanks for your question,If you have OCD, that's a point for us to keep in mind throughout this question..There is no risk from the situation you're describing. The person collecting your blood would've needed a significant amount of... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineIt is unlikely that this time delay alone would have resulted in such dramatic changes.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThat time is more than enough time collect enough oral fluid.... Read more »
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Posted by sinsoMy anxiety its Killing Me.
When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System.
As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a doubleDouble-tussin dm-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyWhen i got tested for HIV, I noticed that the holder for the vacium test tube had a speck of blood on it. When I questioned the technician, she said that it was just a holder and that speck would not go inside me. I was sure the needle used was new... Read more »
Posted by Mondo, 5 RepliesThanks to the people that have replied to my Hi Im new post. I appreciate the time and effort freely given by you.
I have already mentioned that Im still pretty screwed up about the whole HIV thing. In looking for strategies to help me move forward... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replieshttp://www.thebody.com/cdc/news_updates/update.html#03
The above link describes a recent case where someone was hiv+ and they donated blood. This resulted in infecting an innocent person through a blood transfusion. Please do not donate blood as a... Read more »
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