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I dated a girl 8 years ago, and she told me that after she donated blood (probably at the red cross) she got a call to tell her everything was fine (meaning no hiv, and others). My question is, is it possible at all to get a call to say everything is fine? Or do they only call when it is not fine?. Do they call either way?
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HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago
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HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

If the blood is screened for, say, HIV, herpes and hepatitis and it's all negative, no, no phone call is made. If it was HIV positive the patient would be asked to come in to discuss the results

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I didnt know they tested herpes in blood donation.... So there would be no exceptions ever to call someone to tell them everything is fine?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

No exceptions--if there was no call it was all negative

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Well, she said there was a call. She said they call her to tell her that it was all fine. So you would think she was lying?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

All I can say is it isn't policy for them to call everyone that donates blood--only if there's a positive

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is it possible to ask them to call you to assure everything is fine?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Yes--or you could just call them to check

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She sounded happy and relieved when she told me they had call her and said everything was fine. So now i can only guess that she might have asked to get a call back in that case. They would never ever do it as a courtesy call?. Also are you sure they test for herpes in blood donation?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. David, Other replied 7 months ago
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usually the red cross doesn't do it as a courtesy call if the testing is negative

but they will call if positive

if she asked to be called, she would have been called.

her testing was negative so you don't have to worry

they would not test for herpes

but they do test for HIV and hepatitis.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have been doubting only because of the fact that they dont call when its negative. So why would she say thety call her to tell her everything is fine?. Also, this haopened over 8 years ago and i have no symptoms now. Im very scared that symptoms could show in the next few years...
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. David, Other replied 7 months ago

I'm not sure why she would stay that.

it sounds like you have a lot of anxiety about this

you can get blood testing for HIV now

I bet your HIV blood test will be negative.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
there is absolutely zero chance that they would call her to say everything is fine?. The only absolute option is that she asked to be called?
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. David, Other replied 7 months ago

yes, if she asked to be called, the would have called her.

I bet your testing is negative

don't let your anxiety get out of control here.

if you contracted HIV 8 years ago, you would have symptoms by now.

you don't have HIV.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you doctor. Its just everywhere i read they say it takes 10 years or longer, and it makes me think.
HIV and AIDS Expert: Dr. David, Other replied 7 months ago

you are welcome

you don't need to worry

get an HIV blood test

I bet it will be negative.

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