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Testing Negative After Blood Transfusion

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One positive, One negative HTLV test, why should I believe the third one?

I am in the process of a medical work up for kidney donation to my 9 year old son. Everything was cleared except a HTLV I&II test. Emory got a postive through Western Blot so I went to infectious disease doctor that is well know in GA. He sent my...
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
You another test. Read more »

Recently tested positive

I'm a 28 year old female who has recently tested positive for hiv (confirmed twice by the Western... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...daily newspaper To Vima reported Tuesday that a 16-year-old anemic patient tested HIV-positive following a September 2005 blood transfusion. Avramopoulos confirmed that a 76-year-old heart patient was also infected by plasma transfusions during... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transfusions and HIV Infection

...end of June 1992, CDC had received reports of 4,959 AIDS cases (300 of these in children under 13) resulting from receipt of blood transfusions, blood components, or tissue. Most of these cases are due to transfusions received before March 1985,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...people get infected in medical settings, through accidental needle sticks or unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily than HIV through contact... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

...Safety System Shortly after an epidemic was first recognized in gay men in 1981, persons with hemophilia and others who received blood transfusions also began developing the strange new illness that would become known as AIDS. At that time, no... Read more »
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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 Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What exactly is NAT testing? I have heard that blood banks use this technology to test the blood supply to make sure it is safe. I have recieved a 13 week 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, Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 devious way of getting tested for HIV. The screening tests are not... Read more »