Q&A of the Week: HPV and Blood Donation
Is HPV a Blood-Borne Virus?

Christine asks:With the recent attacks in NY and DC, I would really like to give blood, especially since I am a universal donor. However, 4 months ago I found out I have HPV. Can you still donate blood if you have HPV? I've been looking online and cant seem to find an answer.

Good news, Christine. HPV is not a blood-borne illness (they are different from viruses like HIV and hepatitis in this way). HPV should not keep you from donating blood. Good for you for getting out and doing something to help in this terrible time.

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