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A 48-year-old member asked:

Had 4 units of blood transfused during c hyst. never checked again for hep or hiv. should i now?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Not necessary: Since 1990-91, the risk of contracting viral hepatitis or HIV from transfused blood obtained in a hospital or blood bank is very low. One would suspicious for those diseases based on other factors and signs.
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