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Risk Of Hiv Donor Blood

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Blood Donor ??

HELLO DR BRIAN , CAN I GO AHEAD AND BE A BLOOD DONOR AGAIN SINCE I'M OUT OF THE CLEAR FOR HIV . BEEN TESTED PASS 6 MONTHS ALL NEG , THANKS
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...the blood bank facilities where you live. In some cases, to make sure the blood supply is completely safe, people who are at risk of HIV infection cannot donate blood, even if they continue to have negative test results for HIV. I would check... Read more »

Should I donor my blood ever again?!?

Dear Dr. Bob,I've been following your forum for a month or so...I think this site and forum has... Read more »

Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

Hi Dr. Bob,I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind attention and answer... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana's HIV Prevalence Reducing Country's Blood Donor Pool, Red Cross Official Says

... Botswana's high HIV prevalence has reduced the country's pool of blood donors while also increasing the need for blood services in the country, Nomsa Mbere, president of the Botswana Red Cross Society, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Blood Service to Stop Calculating Donors' Risk of HIV Infection Based on Race

...The South African National Blood Service on Friday said that it would no longer use race as a risk factor for HIV infection in donated blood after the country's health minister said the policy "smacks of racism," London's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Not All Gay Blood Donors Pose Same Risk, Court Told

...Blood Services wrongly assumes that every man who has had sex, even once, with another man since 1977 presents the same HIV risk, an attorney argued yesterday in an Ottawa courtroom. CBS' "blanket ban" on blood donations by men who have sex with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No Changes in Restrictions on Gay Blood Donors

...review. FDA's current policy states that men who have had sex with another man at any time since 1977 are currently deferred as blood donors. Testimony at the two-day hearing pointed out an inconsistency in the agency's blood donation approach,... Read more »
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blood donation got awry

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...traces of blood, that are not very visible? Can I get disease? Of course I know that I couldn't have std diseases before the blood donor session since I am virgin, never did drugs etc and some time later I received the blood donor card. At the... Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...traces of blood, that are not very visible? Can I get disease? Of course I know that I couldn't have std diseases before the blood donor session since I am virgin, never did drugs etc and some time later I received the blood donor card. At the... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV had most likely entered the United States. Requirements for potential organ/tissue donors, are very similar to that of blood donors. If you look at the blood donor criteria (discussed in the posting Blood Donations), for some risk factors,... Read more »

QUISIERA COMPARTIR....

Posted by diosayudame, 1 Reply
Quisiera compartir con ustedes, una situacion que me ha dado tristeza: casualmente hoy me mandaron un mail que decia: MUJER REPARTIENDO SIDA EN MERIDA. en el mail, dicen que ella va a ciertos antros de aca de merida y que platica con chavos, se les... Read more »