Banned for life: Why gay men still ca...

Banned for life: Why gay men still can't donate blood

There are 1 comment on the MSNBC story from Jul 14, 2013, titled Banned for life: Why gay men still can't donate blood. In it, MSNBC reports that:

David Dassey is one of the healthiest men in Los Angeles. At 62, he can still run a sub-four marathon.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at MSNBC.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13


#1 Jul 14, 2013
BUT this presupposes that every gay male is at risk of hiv infection BECAUSE every gay male has in the past, or still does, participate in anal sex.

But this presumption is not correct. In fact, because I have never participated in anal sex, add because I have never had ANY STD at all, and I have not had sex in 20 years, it is a CERTAINTY that any sexually active HETEROSEXUAL person, is at a greater risk of having hiv or an STD.

It's not the status of being a gay man that puts you at risk, but the types of sexual activity you engage in, gay or str8.

This ban is simply prejudice and not based on science, nor logic.

Furthermore, what about a gay male who, say for example, is 18 years old, only recently has come out, and has NEVER had sex of any kind ? Why is simply saying "I am gay" then, a risk factor ? CLEARLY it isn't. Or at least, LOGICALLY, shouldn't be.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Health Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Sanders defends call to raise taxes to fund hea... 1 hr Frank Merton 27
News Crunch time again for health law; signup deadli... 1 hr spud 8
News Health officials urge residents to get free HIV... 2 hr BlackGuy 1
News Mark Davis: Do you have the right not to vaccin... 3 hr VACCINE CAUSED 2
What are the symptoms of the Flu In Alberta? 3 hr cold bug 1
News CDC Cover-Up of Autism and Vaccine Link Continues 3 hr VACCINE CAUSED 2
News Transgender Youth More Likely to Have Autism 3 hr VACCINE CAUSED 1
News Pregnancy Symptoms - 12 Very Early Symptoms of ... (Jun '07) Fri Ashley 6,706
More from around the web