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16 Dec 2004

Blood transfusion
1. After receiving 8 pt blood in hospital, what are my chances of still being HIV free?
2. How long do I have to wait before HIV test?
3. Does same waiting period before testing apply after sexual act as for blood transfusion?
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01 Jan 0001

This will depend on a number of factors, but for all practical purposes the changes are very very low. The same waiting (window) period applies as after a sexual contact; in fact it is usually shorter do to the higher amount of virus in a transfusion. You will pick it up after 3-4 weeks with PCR testing or 8-12 with an Elisa test.

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