Blood donor testing for HIV-I/II and HTLV-I/II

P. M. Ness, C. C. Nass

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In 1985, serologic testing became available to screen blood donors for the viruses associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; these viruses are now called human immunodeficiency viruses I and II. In 1989, blood donor screening for other retroviruses, human T-cell lymphotropic viruses I and II, was initiated. This article describes the evolution of testing protocols for blood donors for these viruses, disease manifestations associated with seropositivity, the efficacy of donor screening including testing for these retroviruses, and counseling recommendations for positive blood donors with confirmed infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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