Don't they check all blood that has been taken for disease anyway. So it doesn't matter if your friends lied or did have an infection. They wouldn't be so stupid to allow people to hand over their blood assuming they are being honest.
Of course people who have been tested are more likely to have the disease... why else would they get tested?
You were silly to have a full sexual health test if there's no way you could have anything. Wasting resources to have your samples checked. You say it was "routine" but its not like the clinic called you and say hey ho its time for your annual sex check up. You volunteered for the tests. Normally people who do that have a valid reason or suspicion. So yes people who suspect they may have picked up an STD are in general more likely to have an STD than those who don't.
I see her point, but it does seem a bit silly when all donated blood gets screened anyway.
Craig_D.... I think you are making an excellent point that perhaps all donors should have an STD test before being allowed to donate. =)
Though then again, they screen it afterwards. and I'm sure they've already considered this and the cost implications.
How is it hard to understand that normal people have suspicion of having something before getting tested?
It would be irresponsible of her to ignore the rules and allow you to donate. Its irrelevant whether your story is true, or whether she believed you, the rules are put in place for a reason.
I'm not even allowed to give blood because I'm gay. I'm not HIV+ so where's the problem?
Sod em. Let the people die if they want to be fussy.
Its ridiculous. It implies that if your too stupid to get regular check ups when your sexually active then you must be clean. Pure idiocy.