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Can a person with genital herpes donate blood or plasma? no outbreaks and currently on valtrex (valacyclovir)

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Dr. Jessica Khan answered

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Yes: Genital herpes is a local disease and does not get in the blood system to affect your ability to donate blood.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes and no: When it comes to herpes patient donations, the american red cross and fda suggest that blood donations be deferred for one month after an active outbreak of the virus.

Answered 2/24/2023

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