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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.
Andy Cohen is unable to donate his plasma to help people with COVID-19 because of an outdated policy.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.
Starting January 1, it will be a misdemeanor—instead of a felony—to knowingly expose or infect a partner without disclosing.
Birmingham, Alabama’s "One in Our Blood” events draw attention to the FDA’s discriminatory policy regarding gay blood donors.
Meet the “Saw” nurses—some are LGBT celebrities—who star in the “All Types Welcome” campaign for Halloween blood drives.
The distribution of contaminated blood products left nearly 7,500 people infected with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1970s and ’80s.
Blood Equality is a campaign that draws attention to the FDA’s discriminatory blood donation policy.
The FDA formally lifted the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors. They can now donate if they’ve been celibate a year.
The FDA’s Blood Products Advisory Panel declined to vote on ending a ban that prohibits men from donating blood if they’ve had sex with...
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