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What is risk of HIV from blood transfusion donated by friends and family?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The risk of HIV from blood transfusion donated by friends and family really depends on the individual risk of each family member. Some family members may be at higher risk if they use injection drugs or practice high risk sexual behaviors, which do not involve using barrier protection.
While we may like to think that we always know the people who are close to us, this may not always be the case.

In brief: Depends
The risk of HIV from blood transfusion donated by friends and family really depends on the individual risk of each family member. Some family members may be at higher risk if they use injection drugs or practice high risk sexual behaviors, which do not involve using barrier protection.
While we may like to think that we always know the people who are close to us, this may not always be the case.
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Risk of HIV/BLOOD
Fact is there is almost no risk frm the blood donated by friends and family.
.In us according to cdc risk of HIV transnission through blood transfusion is extremely unlikely and if you have a known donor, like family member/friend it is much less likely.All blood is tested for HIV virus p24 antigen which screens for protein attached to to the HIV infected cell, and nat, nucleic acid testing.

In brief: Risk of HIV/BLOOD
Fact is there is almost no risk frm the blood donated by friends and family.
.In us according to cdc risk of HIV transnission through blood transfusion is extremely unlikely and if you have a known donor, like family member/friend it is much less likely.All blood is tested for HIV virus p24 antigen which screens for protein attached to to the HIV infected cell, and nat, nucleic acid testing.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on lifestyle
The risk of aquiring an infection depends on the donor's health condition, and what behaviors he/she engaged in.
This is why people are screened before they donate blood. They are checked for temperature, amount of iron, asked questions about general health, and have blood pressure taken. The blood is even screened after donation for things like hiv. Anyone with higher risk cannot donate.

In brief: Depends on lifestyle
The risk of aquiring an infection depends on the donor's health condition, and what behaviors he/she engaged in.
This is why people are screened before they donate blood. They are checked for temperature, amount of iron, asked questions about general health, and have blood pressure taken. The blood is even screened after donation for things like hiv. Anyone with higher risk cannot donate.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: The same
It is essentially zero with today's screening technologies.
Back before there was reliable screening, people would have their "squeaky-clean" friends donate blood on their behalf. HIV-infection was exactly as common in these folks' blood as in ordinary donors.

In brief: The same
It is essentially zero with today's screening technologies.
Back before there was reliable screening, people would have their "squeaky-clean" friends donate blood on their behalf. HIV-infection was exactly as common in these folks' blood as in ordinary donors.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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