Thursday, August 6, 2009

Can I give blood? Yes. There is no risk of transmitting herpes simplex virus in blood. The virus itself remains in nerve cells - HERPES

Can I give blood?
Yes. There is no risk of transmitting herpes simplex virus in blood. The virus itself remains in nerve cells; only antibodies are found in the blood. But if you are having a recurrence, it is better to wait before you give blood. As with any illness, you need all your resources to get better.