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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What Is HPV? How Can HPV Be Detected? Can HPV Infection Be Prevented? How Are HPV Infections Treated? The Bottom Line NOTE: In the U.S., counseling and referrals are available on a national human papillomavirus (HPV) hotline. Call toll-free at 877-HPV-5868 (877-478-5868). What Is HPV? Genital human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are over 120 HPV types. One study found HPV in 77%...
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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 »

Question #1: new PCR DNA test for genital warts??Question #2: HPV and Blood Testing

Question #1: I thought I had heard somewhere that there is a type of PCR test that candetect whether or not a person has been exposed to HPV. I might have beenexposed over 1 year ago when a condom broke--although I think it might havesnapped when...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. First, in regard to PCR testing, thereare PCR tests for HPV infection. However, these tests use tissue samples. It is not a blood test. It is an alternative to DNA probe testing for HPVinfection (which also uses... Read more »

HPV / blood test

I recently had some blood testing done. Is there a "reading" that would indicate the presence of HPV?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It depends on the clinical circumstances as to why the test was performed, and the specific kind of test that was done.... Read more »

is there a blood test for HPV

Hello doctor,I was wondering if there is an antibody blood test for genital warts and human papilloma virusthanks a lot...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure what a blood test would be useful for. Most HPV lesions can be diagnosed visually. The importance is really in distinguishing which type of HPV is present. This is done by molecular testing. Some types of HPV for instance can cause... 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 - 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) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself against by butt and some touching with... Read more »

Donating Blood

Posted by SamGlue, 2 Replies
Hey again everyone,

Just to refresh, I stepped on a needle and tested out to 12 weeks - negative. My quick query is whether or not I am able to donate blood now?

Under the extremely unlikely scenario that I was a late seroconverter, would the... 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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