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What Prevents People From Donating Blood

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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 »

Donation Made- Prevention Question... (SWEAT, 2008)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I just made a donation to your foundation; Verisign # xxxxxxxxxxxxxxand I have a... Read more »

Blood Donation? (BLOOD DONATION)

Dear Dr. Bob:First, I want to comment on the recent post about you being an inconsiderate fraud.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Project Encourages Young People to Donate "Safe Blood," Stay HIV-Free

Botswana has launched a new project that encourages young people to donate "safe blood" and teaches them how to avoid contracting HIV, Reuters AlertNet reports. The project, Pledge 25, targets youths both in and out of school because "most of them... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaysian Government Seeks to Impose Prison Terms, Fines on HIV-Positive People Who Donate Blood, Deputy PM Says

The Malaysian government is planning to imprison and fine HIV-positive people who are aware of their status when they donate blood, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, the AP/ China Post reports. Razak did not provide a timeline for... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Prevention Pointers for People With HIV: How to Avoid Passing Your Virus to Someone Else

The easiest ways to pass HIV to someone else are in blood or sexual fluids. Having sex without a condom or sharing drug-injection works can infect a partner with your HIV. If you inject drugs, you can stop with a drug-substitution program (for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Although China Has Low HIV Prevalence, Situation Serious in Some Provinces Affected by Drug Trafficking, Illegal Blood Donations, Officials Say

While the HIV prevalence in China remains low, the situation in several provinces affected by drug trafficking and illegal blood donations is serious, senior HIV/AIDS control officials said on Saturday, Xinhua/ China Daily reports. According to... Read more »
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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 »

my dr told me I can donated blood again woo hoo

Posted by nomoreworry4me
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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, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

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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