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Period Blood Risks

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Menstruation blood

Hello Doctor, I am a chronic Hep B carrier.. HBV-DNA Viral load Q-PCR.. 167 IU/ml (1,169 copies/ml)HBeAg =non reactive, Anti-HBe is reactive. I have 2 questions:In what state of carrier I am now? I also would like to ask, if the menstruation blood...
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
...Likely still a carrier, and menstrual blood would likely also contain the virus. Read more »

period blood

Dear DocSorry my English is poor, I need a helpI am in china, 4 days before I went to a massage... Read more »

Safe blood transfusion v. Window period

Hi Doc!I have heard that places that accept blood (for storage and transfusion) can know if the... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...tired. Anemia can be caused by certain HIV drugs. Women may alsoexperience anemia as a result of blood loss through menstrual periods. White blood cells(leukocytes) White blood cells (WBCs) are produced by the immune system... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Panel Studies Lifting Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

...since 1983 effectively keep HIV out of the blood supply, although the virus still remains undetectable during a two-week window period after transmission. "That's the risk for any blood donor, which is why they screen everybody," said Dr.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...indicate digestive problems. Phosphorus , like calcium, is a major component of bones. Low levels of phosphorus for a long period of time can cause damage to bones, nerves and muscles. High phosphate levels are most often due to kidney failure. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections related to HIV disease Kidney or bone marrow damage ... Read more »
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Blood Bank notification

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply case it has been 5 weeks and they have all my correct phone and address info. I tested negitive many times over a 8 month period before I donated blood and had no risks in that same time. Am I worring needlessly or should I be worried about... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. Just a question about blood on environmental surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming Read more »

risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested... Read more »