I forgot to add to my post. There are lots of medications, that are lowering our ability to obtain true positives, particularly with HCV. I am worried that even our advanced testing is not going to detect HIV and HCV with the advanced meds. That doesn’t mean you won’t be exposed to it with a donation, that just means, no one will have evidence that you were exposed to it through blood.
I just don’t understand, we can’t have life saving and advanced diagnostics and pharms without the FDA cash cycle, but we can be exposed to numerous and now, less detectable, viruses. That is why the Donor questionnaire was created, to detect known risk behaviors that will not necessarily translate into true positives. I wonder what the false negative rate for HCV, HIV are? I mean the real numbers, not the white papers published by faux scientists who believe the Himalayas will melt by 2035.