I may have asked this before but i have the memory of a goldfish.
I not had sexual intercourse at all, I'm now 18 but when I was four I had a blood transfusion and I know that the blood I was given was tested for HIV and other STD's (so my mum says anyway so must be right) But could I have any std's now.
I know it sounds stupid but that me for you better to know now before I have sex rarther than after.
Well I hate to say it, but the chance is there. It's really small and highly unlikely, but a transfer of any bodily fluids is a risk. However, i'm sure the hospital and goverment are good about scanning the blood the receive and give out. It could mean big trouble for them if they don't ...
As for the sex issue ... If you're worried about it, before you get into that situtaion why don't you go get tested? You could both go and make sure things are all hunky doory (good) anyway. That would be the responsible thing to do ... for both your sakes
In the meantime, there's nothing wrong w/ just using a condom!
Oh goody more pain (sigh) my life would seem wierd without it... but oh well gotta be done I guess, surely it can't hurt more than when I had my spleen removed....hope no anyway or I'm not gonna be a happy chappy.
Ok so what will they do when I go to get tested...just a blood test?
Blood and urine tests....thats all...phew thats good...I can do that easy because I do have regular blood tests can't remember when my last urine test was though
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You might want to look into the possibilities of hepatitis B and C, too, but if blood's being drawn anyway it shouldn't make matters much worse.
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my daughter had a blood transfusion when she was 2 months old. i have had the same worries. i plan on getting her tested for everything possible . it was an emergency so we could not have her father donate the blood. i have been worried since before she got the transfusion. i dont really trust doctors because they are not perfect and they do mess up.
Well I have to be vactinated for *EVERYTHING* because I have no imune system because I had my spleen removed in 1997 because it wasn't doing it's job and was enlarged so I'll be on tablets for the rest of my life and I have to be "well protected" so I have regular blood tests. I'm all upto date with my boosters, flu and hep jabs.
so surley if i had HIV or something it would have show up by now, I have never had any sexual contact
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