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Blood Donation

Hi I am heterosexual male and a regular blood donor attending every 12 weeks. I've just found out that a previous sexual partner has contracted HIV. it has been over 9 months since I slept with her. What should I do?
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101028 tn?1419606604
nothing you need to do if you last donated blood at least 3 months after you had last had sex with that partner.

grace
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Hi Grace,

Thanks for your replay, you've taken a large weight of my mind.
I have donated at least 3 times since last having sex with her, she has only just been diagnosed following about a 6 week illness
101028 tn?1419606604
always make sure you and partners get full std testing that includes herpes igg blood testing prior to unprotected sex. keeps you from worrying about things like this as well as protects you :)
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Hi Grace,

After this scare I will be very safe!
I'm due to give blood on Thursday, when I last had sex with this woman she was not diagnosed and as far as I was aware free from invention; I can't account for her sexual activity since then. Do I need to discuss this with a blood donor nurse or do I assume that my previous 3 donations would have been screened and check so I've been lucky?
101028 tn?1419606604
I wouldn't bother bringing it up.  I know their questions have a few about have you ever had sex with someone who has hiv and such but you've tested negative a few times now and they use the best blood testing for hiv out there so I wouldn't worry about it.  
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Thanks again Grace, I really appreciate your advice as you have stopped me stressing; can I just ask your background?
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