CDC Proposes New HIV Test Timeline For Organ Donors

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT) -- As part of its first possible guideline update in two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged organ donors Friday to be screened for HIV within a week of donation after it confirmed a transplant-transmission case in New York.

To reduce the risk for transplant-transmitted HIV infection, living donors should be rescreened with both HIV serologic tests and nucleic acid testing as close to the time of donation as possible and no longer than seven days before, the agency recommended in its morbidity and...
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