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Screening Blood Donors by Computer Interview-Reply

Steven E. Locke, MD; Warner V. Slack, MD; Charles Safran, MD; Deborah J. Cotton, MD, MPH; Mark A. Popovsky, MD; Robert G. Hoff, MD
JAMA. 1993;269(12):1505-1506. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500120043017.
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In Reply.  —We thank Mr Wright and Dr Silberstein for their comments on the benefits of computer-based interviewing, although we do not agree that its validation is in an embryonic stage. Indeed, computer-based interviewing was described as early as 1966,1 and studies of its utility have yielded positive findings, particularly with regard to the issue of patients' willingness to disclose information of a private and personal nature.2Wright and Silberstein have called attention to the sensitivity and specificity of computer-based interviews in detecting HIV-related risk factors among prospective blood donors. We developed the computer-based interview because of the need to identify potential donors who have recently become infected with HIV but have not yet developed anti-HIV antibodies. These donors pose the greatest threat to the recipients of blood products because there is no blood test sensitive enough to guarantee their identification. (More than 99.98% of all HIV-infected donors

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