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LGBTQ and HIV news
Canada’s new blood screening policy will not focus on sexual orientation. How does it compare with U.K. and U.S. rules?
LGBTQ community centers team with the ADVANCE study to research blood donor eligibility and HIV risk. Participants wanted!
Plus: Buy a “Queer Blood America” work by artist Jordan Eagles, who fights the FDA’s discriminatory ban on blood donors.
Virginia’s governor is likely to sign a bill to update HIV crime laws, but AIDS advocates claim it doesn’t go far enough.
Jordan Eagles creates art with human blood and superheroes.
Currently, gay and bisexual men can donate blood if they have not had sex for three months.
Plus, advocates in Canada want health officials there to also allow more gay and bi men to donate blood.
Whether the donor uses antiretrovirals for HIV treatment or as PrEP, the drugs could mask the presence of the virus in a blood donation.
Andy Cohen is unable to donate his plasma to help people with COVID-19 because of an outdated policy.
Men who have sex with men can donate blood and plasma if they’ve abstained from sex for three months, instead of a year.
Researchers compared the rate of first-time blood donors who tested positive for HIV before and after the new deferral policy.
“Overall, the candidates seemed well informed around HIV/AIDS issues.”
She had been living in the United States. Last month, a play based on her activism opened in London.
Two HIV lawsuits challenging Pentagon policy will go to trial next month. A third is on its way.
In fact, researchers report that since the first case was identified in 1999, HIV rates have surged.
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