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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)

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)

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. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Do they screen well now for diseases in blood donors?

Do they screen well now for diseases in blood donors?

Absolutely: Despite an indoctrination tract full of outright lies from a cult, the risk of contracting infection from a unit of blood is extremely low. For hiv, it is probably less than 1 in 3 million. Hepatitis c, once the bane of the transfusion service, is now rarely transmitted, and about 14 other diseases, even west nile, are sought for by 21st century methods. ...Read more

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Why are there sometimes false readings of htlv i&ii in blood donations?

Why are there sometimes false readings of htlv i&ii in blood donations?

2 types of test: We screen by looking for antibodies; this picks up all the infected individuals but also folks whose antibodies may be due to some past infection. The more specific confirmatory tests are much more expensive but only if they are positive should the blood / person be considered infected. ...Read more

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What specific test (by name) should I ask my PCP to order for HTLV-I and -II? He has no clue.

What specific test (by name) should
I ask my PCP to order for HTLV-I and -II?  He has no clue.

Antibody test: Infection with both HTLV 1 and 2 can be diagnosed by antibodies to each of the viruses. Most people who have infection with either do not have any disease. Blood centers routinely test blood donors for antibodies to these viruses. See this site for more info. http://www.virology-online.com/viruses/HTLV4.htm ...Read more

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Whar does htlv i/ii antibody w/rflx confirmation test for?

Whar does htlv i/ii antibody w/rflx confirmation test for?

HTLV infection: To check if you have htlv ( human-t cell lymphotropic virus) i/ii infection or not. ...Read more

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What is htlv 1 positive (207.6) mean in a blood report?

What is htlv 1 positive (207.6) mean in a blood report?

Exposure to virus: Antibody to htlv 1 means that the person was infected with the virus. In some individuals, infection with the virus is associated with development of leukemia and myelopathy among other disorders. You may wish to consult the following website for additional information. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/219285-overview. ...Read more

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Is htlv rare in the usa?

Is htlv rare in the usa?

Very Rare: Htlv is present in less than 1% of healthy us blood donors. In endemic areas such as japan and carribean, it can be as high as 15% of the population. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of htlv?

What are the symptoms of htlv?

HTLV-1: Most people have no symptoms and do not get leukemia or myelopathy, but these conditions may develop. ...Read more