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Should i donate blood or i shouldn't donate blood???

ThePlayBoy
ThePlayBoy

Is it good idea to donate blood after testing Hiv neagtive more than 4 times. Testing after 3 months, 6 months, 14 months, 19 months and 20 months from the last exposure...

Why i'm i asking this question?? It is because i donated blood before with my friend when i abtained from sex. So this time again he is asking me to donate blood again (I'm from africa)

6 Replies

Hi , donating blood is a generous thing to do as there is always a shortage . If all your tests have come back clear , and you have not practised any risky sex since your last test you should be clear to donate .

The best thing to do is tell all this to the clinic who collect the blood , I'm guessing they probably do their own HIV tests on all donated blood as routine anyway .

ThePlayBoy
ThePlayBoy in reply to Griffon

All the test that i did came out negative and the questions they ask you while donating are "did have sex in the last 12 months, have you ever done HIV test and many more questions like the ones i mentioned

I did not had sex for almost 2 years and the hiv test that i did were all negative

Griffon
Griffon in reply to ThePlayBoy

If you have not had sex for two years and all the tests were negative you are certainly do not have HIV infection .

ThePlayBoy
ThePlayBoy in reply to Griffon

Is it good idea to get HIV and STDs before donating blood????

Griffon
Griffon in reply to ThePlayBoy

If you have not had sex for two years and all your tests have been negative , then it is not necessary .

I expect the blood clinic will want to do their own checks just to be certain .

ThePlayBoy
ThePlayBoy in reply to Griffon

Ok and thank you for advicing

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