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Concerns Arise Over Blood Donated by People on Antiretrovirals

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RichardUK

I agree with Matias. It is possible, though, that being poz and undetectable or even having constantly below 200 viral load count whilst properly taking anti HIV meds, will make it toxic for any HIV that does exist to be viable. Such research needs to be done first of course.

August 7, 2020 UK

Angelina

No wonder u find a parent dosnt have hiv the child testing positive becouse the child once receive blood from the hospital .

August 7, 2020 Johanesburg

Matias47

Though I understand how a negative person on PrEP would donate blood not really thinking about it - what kind of idiot donates when you’re poz? That’s bloody stupid. And, yes, I’m poz, on meds and undetectable. But, ffs, we know there are still viral reservoirs in the body. We also know a blip could happen in between tests - while that doesn’t raise the VL enough to be transmitted through sex, it still means that live virus could be in the blood and poz people shouldn’t give blood. Come on.

August 6, 2020

Tozer

We have yet to learn how the number of HIV blood donation of changed since the change in policy from 1 year to 3 months. That should be more of a concern than the number of donors on PrEP. The more the opportunity, the more a donation is likely to evade detection for HIV.

August 6, 2020

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