An HIV infection prevents blood donation permanently. Also the HIV infection of your sex partner prevents you from donating blood. You may donate blood when at least four months have passed after the end of your sexual relationship.

The HIV infection of a person other than your sex partner living in the same household does not prevent you from donating blood. However, a prerequisite for donation is that the donor has not been exposed to the infected person’s blood during the last four months.

Would you like more information? Please call the free information number for blood donors on 0800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).