Yes, you can donate blood even if you have herpes — but only if youre not having an outbreak of symptoms and if its been more than 48 hours since you finished an antiviral treatment.
What STDS Do they check for when you donate blood?
After you have donated, your blood will be tested for syphilis, HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), hepatitis, and HTLV (human T-lymphotropic virus), which can cause a blood or nerve disease.
Can you be a donor if you have herpes?
Can someone with herpes become a donor? Having herpes does not absolutely rule someone out for donation, but the disease should be well-suppressed at the time of donation.
Can I donate blood if I have HPV?
If you contracted syphilis or gonorrhea, wait three months following completion of your treatment to donate blood. If you have chlamydia, HPV, or genital herpes, you can still donate blood if you meet the other eligibility requirements.
Can I donate blood if I have tattoos?
The growing fashion for body art is affecting blood donations, with thousands of recently inked people being put on a waitlist by the Red Cross every year. Due to the potential risk of infection, a person is not eligible to donate blood for six months after receiving a tattoo.
Can you have kids if you have HPV?
Its not likely. Women who have or have had HPV — the human papilloma virus — have successful pregnancies and their babies are not harmed by their HPV infections. HPV is a very common sexually transmitted infection that affects millions of women and men around the world.
Should I marry someone with HPV?
Ending a relationship with someone because they have HPV is unnecessary. With vaccination and safer sex practices, you can continue to have a healthy sex life while avoiding stress and anxiety. With that said, most couples should work from the assumption that both they HPV, even if theres no way to find out.
Can you give blood if you smoke?
We urge potential donors to check the donation criteria on the blood.co.uk website. While people currently need to wait four months after a new tattoo or piercing, there are no specific criteria preventing smokers or vegetarians from donating.
Can you date a girl with herpes?
People who have active herpes can start dating and engaging in sexual contact once they have been treated and recovered (after at least 7 days after the rash goes away), but it is important that they are honest with their partners.
Is it safe to marry someone with herpes?
Educate yourself about genital herpes. Youll find out that its not as serious as it may seem, and that couples can and do have wonderful, sexually fulfilling relationships, even if one partner has genital herpes.