The Possibility Of HIV After Intercourse Is At Risk And Escapes Blood Donation?
Hello doctor. In November 2018 I had risky sex, aka not using a condom. And in January 2019 I did a blood drive and my blood was successful in the donor. Is that a sign that I am not infected with HIV? Thanks.
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
WHO recommends screening in the form of screening for all blood donated through a blood donor program to ensure the safety of blood products before use. Some screening that must be done is the detection of HIV, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis. Donated blood was also examined for ABO and rhesus blood groups to ensure compatibility.
If the HIV screening from PMI as an institution in charge of the national blood donor program is no problem, but the results are not a final diagnosis but only the results of a quick test or screening. If you have a history of risky actions you should consult again with the VCT clinic at a health facility for counseling, examinations, to the suggestion whether in the future you can do blood donations or not. If there is a problem with your blood that is indicated to be infected with a particular virus, usually the PMI will advise you to do further consultation and examination with a doctor to confirm it.
Of course, blood donation is very good for helping other people in need, but it is better to ensure that we are free from various conditions that are easily transmitted through body fluids such as blood if there is a risk of previous transmission.
That's all, hope you can help