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Will Red Cross Tell You If Your Donated Blood Is Positive For Hiv
Yes: In the first place, they wouldn't draw your blood if it is + , they screen all donors and make sure it is free of infection! ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
No problem found: Even red cross does not (/can not) test for everything, but if you got a new donor card (congratulations!) instead of a deferral letter, you are correct, they are using your blood to help save up to three people's lives. Keep up the great work and thank you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In a blood donation camp, I donated blood. To check Haemoglobin the official pricked me . I forgot to check if the needle was new. Am I at risk HIV?
I donated blood keep hearing horror stories like the tests are very sensitive and u may get a letter saying you have hep c or HIV (fpositives) true?
I had negative hiv duo 4 months after sex. I donated blood after 5 months. It was accepted. They do hiv, hep b & c antibody and RNA tests. Am I clear?
No: That is not tested for, since if it was in your blood you would be very sick. Carrier state is tested usually by a nasal swab and culture. ...Read more
HIV: My contact with the red cross tells me that they will notify you as soon as they receive the test results. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more