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Testing Negative After Blood Transfusion

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Transfusion of Blood Safer From HIV Than Ever

The introduction of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HIV by the South African National Blood Service has significantly cut the risk of being infected through transfusion, an SANBS official said recently. The remark followed reports of a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Greece to Improve Blood Transfusion Checks After Two Hospital Patients Get AIDS

On Tuesday, Greece announced it will screen blood for transfusions with the more sensitive nucleic acid testing (NAT). The announcement follows reports that two people were infected with HIV after a donor's blood tested false-negative under the old... Read more »
Ask the Experts

blood transfusions

Hello ! let me start by saying what wonderful work you and everyone at the body does. I had a baby last month, the pregnancy caused me to develop anemia I was tested at the beginning of the pregnancy for hiv and it was negative, due to the anemia...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The blood supply in the United States is very safe. If you've received a blood transfusion after 1992, you do not need to have an HIV antibody test after the procedure. It is estimated that one HIV infected unit of blood in every one million... Read more »

"weakly positive" elisa after blood transfusion

HI.I'm a 3rd year medical student who has had what my PCP describes as a "weakly positive" elisa. A WB has been sent, but I'm freaking out. I am a gay male who has been in a monogamous relationship with the same guy for 3 years....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello 3rd Year Med. Stud.,Positive HIV ELISAs ("weakly" or otherwise) always need to be confirmed by a more specific test, such as a Western Blot (WB). HIV disease resulting from a blood transfusion would be an extremely unlikely event if... Read more »

2nd Time, Blood Plasma Transfusion

Hi there Dr Bob, Sorry for being such a pain in the ass, I know you are busy and I realy do appreciate your time,thankyou. I had 4 units of blood plasma transfused here in the US ucla westwood to be exact. I took it upon myself to get tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Bloody Plasma,I would not have recommended even the initial four-month test, so I'm certainly not going to recommend retesting at six months!Yes, your test results are conclusive (and also were totally unnecessary, in my opinion).Dr. Bob... Read more »

positive hep c antigen on blood transfusion screening

I attempted to give blood for the first time 6 months ago and they notified me that I had + hepc antigen but that my RIBA was negative as well as NAT test. They told me to try again in 6 months which I did and received the same notification today I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I dont know what NAT is, but if it is HCV RNA then you are fine. I would certainly do another quantitative HCV RNA to be certain. Good luck! DTD... Read more »
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accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Accident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion

My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was
on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »

Negative test results are no longer valid...

Posted by dsaklad
Negative test results are no longer valid if there's another sexual contact.

Besides AIDS HIV acquired immune deficiency syndrome human immunodeficiency virus
it would be a good idea to for both sex partners to get tested together for the other
sexually... Read more »

blood tranfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm hoping someone can clear this up for me. I had a blood transfusion done 6 years ago, i go in for regular hiv testing every 6 months. I read somewhere that if someone had a blood transfusion, the hiv negative result might be false. Is this... Read more »

blood tranfusions

Posted by thuglife09, 1 Reply
hi ppl, I got one simple question or 2 or3 ... I just had a blood transfusion about 2 weeks ago and i didn't have HIV then, my test came back negative. I don't mess around or use drugs. I want to know how well do these hospitals test the blood... Read more »