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FDA to Ease Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men

By Matthew Perrone | Dec 24
Federal officials have moved closer to overturning a decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but activists say the proposed alternative would continue to stigmatize men who have sex with men.

Criticism High for FDA's New Blood Donation Policy

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 24
Yesterday, after more than 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would recommend replacing their outdated lifetime blood donation ban on men who have sex with men, in favor of a one-year deferral period.

FDA to Ease Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men

| By Matthew Perrone | Dec 24
Federal officials have moved closer to overturning a decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but activists say the proposed alternative would continue to stigmatize men who have sex with men.

US Moves Toward Dropping Lifetime Ban on Gay Blood Donations

| By Matthew Perrone | Dec 23
Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

LA Center Applauds Legislators For Blood Ban Letter

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 23
On December 15, 80 members of the United States Senate and Congress sent a letter to the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), urging it to end the lifetime ban which prevents men who have sex with men from donating blood.

Hornet Gives PrEP Users Option to Disclose Status

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 23
The social networking app Hornet has added options to let users know if they're HIV-positive, undetectable, or on PrEP -- all to reduce stigma.

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