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Whether the donor uses antiretrovirals for HIV treatment or as PrEP, the drugs could mask the presence of the virus in a blood donation.
I contracted HIV in the 80s via tainted blood. I don’t blame gay men. I don’t blame homeless people or prisoners who donated blood, either.
Men who have sex with men can donate blood and plasma if they’ve abstained from sex for three months, instead of a year.
“It’s hard to be proud when your health is on the line and when stigma is beating you up,” said AIDS United’s Jesse Milan.
Blood Equality is a campaign that draws attention to the FDA’s discriminatory blood donation policy.
The FDA seeks public comments on its deferral policy to reduce HIV risk. Currently, gay men must be celibate one year to donate blood.
This month’s letters celebrate the 2015 POZ 100 and reflect on the FDA’s new policy on gay blood donors.
It’s Halloween season- and that means that a lot of fake blood is being used for cheap scares. But what shouldn’t be scary? community.
For these three projects, the personal is political—and empowering.
GLAAD and GMHC enlisted actor Alan Cumming to get the word out about the FDA gay blood donor policy via a “Celibacy Challenge” campaign.
’Would you give up sex for one year to donate blood?”
The FDA announced it will lift the lifetime ban that prohibits any man who has ever had sex with another man from donating blood.
They have requested a written update within 30 days.
Israel’s health ministry will investigate in April whether to end the country’s ban on blood donations from gay men, Pink News reports.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reconsidering its rules forbidding men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blo...
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