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how blood donations are screened against hiv-2? can modern screening methods catch hiv-2 if donor is in his acute period (i.e 14 days after exposure)

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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Hiv screen in blood: Blood donations are screened for HIV 1 and HIV 2 by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) followed by one or more confirmation tests. The windowperiod between infection and the detection of antibody by about 4-7 days.
Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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