Judge rules gay blood ban 'irrational'

Judge rules gay blood ban 'irrational'

There are 26 comments on the UTV story from Oct 12, 2013, titled Judge rules gay blood ban 'irrational'. In it, UTV reports that:

The ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland is irrational, a High Court judge has ruled - adding that Health Minister Edwin Poots broke the ministerial code over the issue.

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Boris

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#1 Oct 12, 2013
Keep the ban!

Protect your blood supply from AIDS!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Oct 12, 2013
Boris wrote:
Keep the ban!
Protect your blood supply from AIDS!
You're irrational
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Oct 12, 2013
Since HIV can't be detected in the blood for up to several months. The ban should stay in place.

"Antibodies won't show up in the blood or body fluid immediately after you've been infected. There is a "window period" of six to 12 weeks, and sometimes several months, before the body starts producing antibodies to the virus. So even if you tested negative within a few weeks of being exposed to HIV, you should get tested again at three months and six months. Important note: The HIV virus is transmissible during the window period, even though the test may come back as negative."

http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/hiv-aids-screen...
Wilson

Walnut, CA

#4 Oct 12, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Since HIV can't be detected in the blood for up to several months. The ban should stay in place.
"Antibodies won't show up in the blood or body fluid immediately after you've been infected. There is a "window period" of six to 12 weeks, and sometimes several months, before the body starts producing antibodies to the virus. So even if you tested negative within a few weeks of being exposed to HIV, you should get tested again at three months and six months. Important note: The HIV virus is transmissible during the window period, even though the test may come back as negative."
http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/hiv-aids-screen...
Excellent information!

So a queer could run from the men's toilet at the bus depot right after getting f*cked up his ass by a stranger and go directly to give blood and voila - AIDS!
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#5 Oct 12, 2013
Wilson wrote:
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Excellent information!
So a queer could run from the men's toilet at the bus depot right after getting f*cked up his ass by a stranger and go directly to give blood and voila - AIDS!
I would rather get a blood transfusion from a gay person than a piece of filth like you any day.
binaries

Knoxville, TN

#6 Oct 12, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
I would rather get a blood transfusion from a gay person than a piece of filth like you any day.
That's good, then you can get AIDS. You deserve it.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#7 Oct 12, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>I would rather get a blood transfusion from a gay person than a piece of filth like you any day.
It's all about the blood. You sound like a gay person.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#8 Oct 12, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Since HIV can't be detected in the blood for up to several months. The ban should stay in place.
Ha ha, you're irrational.

Test ALL blood. If it needs several months, then put all blood on a few months delay before testing and putting into use.

Why would you assume heterosexual blood is automatically clean? Why make that assumption about ANYONE? That's dangerous! Irrational.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#9 Oct 12, 2013
Which is equally applicable for gays and straights alike. Guess we shouldn`t accept any blood unless they can prove virginity.
Wondering wrote:
Since HIV can't be detected in the blood for up to several months. The ban should stay in place.
"Antibodies won't show up in the blood or body fluid immediately after you've been infected. There is a "window period" of six to 12 weeks, and sometimes several months, before the body starts producing antibodies to the virus. So even if you tested negative within a few weeks of being exposed to HIV, you should get tested again at three months and six months. Important note: The HIV virus is transmissible during the window period, even though the test may come back as negative."
http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/hiv-aids-screen...
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#10 Oct 12, 2013
Since, according to WHO, more than 80% of those with AIDS are straight, we should certainly be banning blood from any straight person who has had sex with another person, regardless of gender, for the last 36 years.

Since: Nov 09

Columbus OH

#11 Oct 12, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Since HIV can't be detected in the blood for up to several months. The ban should stay in place.
"Antibodies won't show up in the blood or body fluid immediately after you've been infected. There is a "window period" of six to 12 weeks, and sometimes several months, before the body starts producing antibodies to the virus. So even if you tested negative within a few weeks of being exposed to HIV, you should get tested again at three months and six months. Important note: The HIV virus is transmissible during the window period, even though the test may come back as negative."
http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/hiv-aids-screen...
Based on your logic, why should the ban just pertain to Gay Men? AIDS does not discriminate.

Since: Mar 09

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#12 Oct 12, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Since HIV can't be detected in the blood for up to several months. The ban should stay in place.
"Antibodies won't show up in the blood or body fluid immediately after you've been infected. There is a "window period" of six to 12 weeks, and sometimes several months, before the body starts producing antibodies to the virus. So even if you tested negative within a few weeks of being exposed to HIV, you should get tested again at three months and six months. Important note: The HIV virus is transmissible during the window period, even though the test may come back as negative."
http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/hiv-aids-screen...
WOW !!! Mirabile visu!

A coherent, and SUPPORTED!!! post from YOU ! Surely a sign of the apocalypse if there ever was one.

And yet still another sign ...

I agree with you.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#13 Oct 12, 2013
nealcmh wrote:
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Based on your logic, why should the ban just pertain to Gay Men? AIDS does not discriminate.
I think that ALL for-pay blood/plasma banks should be banned. Have you SEEN the types that go into those ???

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#14 Oct 12, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Since HIV can't be detected in the blood for up to several months. The ban should stay in place.
Then maybe they should ban everyone who has had sex with anyone in the past year.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#15 Oct 13, 2013
Wolfgang E B wrote:
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Then maybe they should ban everyone who has had sex with anyone in the past year.
LOL! That would raise the price of a quart of blood to tens of thousands of dollars
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People who haven't had sex with another person in a YEAR?
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Any person who weighs over 700 pounds
Any person who wears an indwelling catheter
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John Boehner
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Mikey

Long Beach, CA

#16 Oct 13, 2013
binaries wrote:
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That's good, then you can get AIDS. You deserve it.
And you should get the wifey checked for chlamydia, laughing boy. You deserve it too.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#17 Oct 13, 2013
binaries wrote:
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That's good, then you can get AIDS. You deserve it.
Nobody deserves to get AIDS, you stupid hillbilly redneck.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#18 Oct 13, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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It's all about the blood. You sound like a gay person.
I bet you was a straight A student in school, weren't you? Duh!!!!!!!

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#19 Oct 13, 2013
Those centers are a majorsource of blood products; shut them down and there will be an insurmountable shortage.
snyper wrote:
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I think that ALL for-pay blood/plasma banks should be banned. Have you SEEN the types that go into those ???
rock white

Coleraine, UK

#20 Oct 13, 2013
Mr Poots is quite correct. The deviants now have the "law" on their side so no doubt he will lose.

Disease will be the payback.

At least Mr Poots can hold up his head as being morally correct.

The SADDs will get their comeuppance.

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