Newsfeed : Gay Blood Donation Ban to Be Lifted in France

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » June 2012

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


June 29, 2012

Gay Blood Donation Ban to Be Lifted in France

The ban on the donation of blood by men who have sex with men in France is due to be lifted in the coming months, Pink News reports. Minister of Health and Social Affairs Marisol Touraine announced the move as she gave blood on World Blood Donation Day. The Department of Health implemented a one-year deferral period instead, so that men who have had sex with men in the last 12 months may still not donate blood. The lifetime blood donation ban on men who had ever had sex with a man was lifted for England, Wales and Scotland in 2011.

To read the Pink News article, click here.

Search: Gay Blood Ban, Minister of Health and Social Affairs Marisol Touraine, France

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Hide comments

Previous Comments:

  comments 1 - 1 (of 1 total)    

Andy, , 2012-07-01 00:37:18
Huzzah! What a great day to be a negative gay man whose serophobia drives him to be personally insulted by the disproportionate impact of HIV in his community! This just goes to show that if enough people throw a temper tantrum over a completely meaningless thing, they can throw other people under the bus, deny epidemiological reality and achieve and achieve a meaningless result. Seriously though, every day, I am more horrified to be part of the gay community than I was the day before.

comments 1 - 1 (of 1 total)    

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.