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Could a blood test for type screen rule out the possibility of hiv/aids?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Type and screen is a test to determine the blood type and antibodies to blood group antigens.
It does not address hiv/aids at all and cannot rule in or rule out hiv.

In brief: No

Type and screen is a test to determine the blood type and antibodies to blood group antigens.
It does not address hiv/aids at all and cannot rule in or rule out hiv.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: No--but

A type and screen just detects blood type and if you match.
However, all blood before it is available for a type and screen has been extensively tested for a wide variety of infectious disease and other disorders. Hiv is one of the infectious diesease tested. However, you should not donate blood in the hope of discovering if you have hiv. The risk to the blood supply is unethical.

In brief: No--but

A type and screen just detects blood type and if you match.
However, all blood before it is available for a type and screen has been extensively tested for a wide variety of infectious disease and other disorders. Hiv is one of the infectious diesease tested. However, you should not donate blood in the hope of discovering if you have hiv. The risk to the blood supply is unethical.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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