" You should never give blood if:
You're a man who's had sex with another man, even safe sex using a condom. "
Here's the link as to the whole why and excuses : http://www.blood.co.uk/can-i-give-blood/exclusion/
Regarless of statistics and risks of transmission and all that, i think it's unfair.
They've worded it in a way which is socially "acceptable", but the fact remains that it effectively bans mainly gay and bisexual men from giving. It's ridiculous. I think that it's a pity that some perfectly healthy individuals wouldn't be allows to help save lives because of statistics and who they choose to sleep with (even protected)!
Hmmm yeah, Opinions or thoughts ??
I think, statistically, it's actually black women between the ages of 25-35 that have the highest rate of HIV.
It's bigotry. That's all.
I guess it must be a standard misconception that if someone has homosexual sex that they MUST also travel in time to catch STDs.
Another case of catching pathogens via time travel.
... Turns out it is true; cited here, and I Googled it at the time, and was like WTF.
...oooh actually while looking up the rules on donating blood here in oz i found out you can donate blood 6 months after having a tattoo. i could be wrong but is this new? i thought it used to be 12 months?
hmm, here (in oz) from what it says, you can donate blood if you're a man and you've had sex with another man- if the last time you did that was 12 months ago (it also includes women who have had sex with a guy who's been with another guy in the last 12 months, if you've been to prison or if you've visited a country with a high HIV rate...)
So i guess after 12 months of abstaining gay/bi dude's can donate:P (because apparently even sex with a condom makes it impossible for a gay guy to donate.)
I just looked it up, and it's the same for germany!!
I really don't know what to say about that... just omg -.-
I can think of way more conditions, that would actually make sense, but this is utter bullshit. period.