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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-17-11 10:23 PM
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32. Gay does not equal HIV+, allowing HIV negative gay men donate would not change a thing n/t
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  -Straight man who "appeared gay" rejected for blood donation Duct Tape  Jul-17-11 06:49 PM   #0 
  - Would that be Dana Carvey as "The Effeminate Heterosexual"  Maccagirl   Jul-17-11 06:53 PM   #1 
  - OMG! That's The First Thought I Had Too! It Must Have Been "Lyle, The Effeminate Heterosexual"!  ChoppinBroccoli   Jul-17-11 09:28 PM   #23 
  - Whatever action they took with the staff involved is probably  brewens   Jul-17-11 10:24 PM   #33 
  - The connection between "homosexual" and "had sex with a man since 1997" is tenuous at best  saras   Jul-17-11 06:57 PM   #2 
  - Not to the FDA it isn't.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-17-11 06:59 PM   #4 
  - Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I thought the screening question was "sex with a man since 1977"  Gormy Cuss   Jul-17-11 09:05 PM   #21 
     - You are correct; that is the screening question.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-17-11 09:45 PM   #28 
        - Absolutely. Simple mistake. Simple problem. Simple fix. Obey the law. Ask the screening question.  saras   Jul-18-11 05:31 PM   #50 
  - actually it is since 1977  dsc   Jul-17-11 06:59 PM   #5 
  - I guess Bachmann's hubby won't be donating anytime soon.  yourout   Jul-17-11 06:58 PM   #3 
  - I've been called gay constantly because I'm not stereotypically "masculine" in my behavior.  Odin2005   Jul-17-11 07:02 PM   #6 
  - When I came out at work people were shocked...I don't act gay enough  Snoutport   Jul-18-11 01:27 AM   #39 
  - Wow - I had no clue that regulation was out there.  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-17-11 07:08 PM   #7 
  - They ask me Every. Single. Time. I give blood.  AlabamaLibrul   Jul-17-11 07:11 PM   #8 
  - Of course they ask every time.  kick-ass-bob   Jul-18-11 10:10 AM   #47 
  - totally outrageous policy  Bluebear   Jul-17-11 07:12 PM   #9 
     - True, every donation is screened, and very carefully.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-17-11 07:15 PM   #11 
        - One of the reasons for not allowing "high risk" donors is the  brewens   Jul-17-11 07:41 PM   #12 
        - HIV rate: 989 per 100,000 gay/bi men vs. 12 per 100,000 other men. One in a THOUSAND gay men.  Fearless   Jul-17-11 08:36 PM   #20 
        - That is probably correct. We follows our procedures and FDA  brewens   Jul-17-11 09:19 PM   #22 
           - In 2003 the transmition rate from a transfusion was 1 in 1.4 million  FreeState   Jul-17-11 09:46 PM   #29 
              - That rate is with the existing restrictions. The issue is what it would  brewens   Jul-17-11 10:01 PM   #31 
              - Gay does not equal HIV+, allowing HIV negative gay men donate would not change a thing n/t  FreeState   Jul-17-11 10:23 PM   #32 
              - 100% of HIV positive gay men were once HIV negative. How  brewens   Jul-18-11 12:07 AM   #34 
                 - 100% of HIV postive STRAIGHT MEN were also negative once.  Fearless   Jul-18-11 10:05 PM   #52 
                    - Yep -- someone's slip is showing n/t  FreeState   Jul-18-11 10:08 PM   #54 
                    - Yeah, but the straight guy should have answered yes to whatever  brewens   Jul-18-11 11:12 PM   #55 
                       - You do realize how HIV is passed, yes?  Behind the Aegis   Jul-19-11 12:05 AM   #58 
                       - "Or whatever" in the above post would also cover sex with  brewens   Jul-19-11 12:15 AM   #59 
                          - And the same "or whatever" should apply to gays. Not all of us carry the virus.  Behind the Aegis   Jul-19-11 12:18 AM   #60 
                             - +10000... In fact 999 of 1000 DON'T!  Fearless   Jul-19-11 02:58 PM   #62 
                       - Being gay does not make you at a higher risk for HIV!  Fearless   Jul-19-11 02:57 PM   #61 
              - I find this post very troubling  AlabamaLibrul   Jul-18-11 12:11 AM   #35 
              - The questionnaire has several questions designed to determine  brewens   Jul-18-11 07:44 AM   #42 
              - The issue is not letting HIV-infected people give blood.  krispos42   Jul-18-11 12:32 AM   #38 
              - My friend who was a hemophiliac from birth would probably disagree with you,  jtuck004   Jul-18-11 11:57 PM   #57 
        - that is nothing short of absurd  dsc   Jul-17-11 09:37 PM   #25 
           - Minimizing risk is absurd? We do follow procedures and treat  brewens   Jul-17-11 09:53 PM   #30 
              - Blatent discrimination is absurd.  Joe the Revelator   Jul-18-11 12:22 AM   #36 
        - And that can only be gay people?  Bluenorthwest   Jul-17-11 07:43 PM   #13 
        - I don't understand your question.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-17-11 07:52 PM   #15 
        - There are a number of sexual history questions that can get  brewens   Jul-17-11 09:28 PM   #24 
        - Well Peggy?  Bluenorthwest   Jul-17-11 07:51 PM   #14 
        - I don't make the rules. The FDA does.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-17-11 07:52 PM   #16 
           - U.S. Senate Kerry Calls on FDA to Lift Longstanding Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood Read more: http:/  Bluebear   Jul-18-11 03:40 AM   #40 
           - The FDA can be really hidebound.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-18-11 10:03 AM   #44 
              - I've worked blood drives with campus Gay Straight Alliance  brewens   Jul-18-11 10:51 AM   #49 
                 - 'without helping to promote a petition against our governing agency.' - whatever.  Bluebear   Jul-18-11 09:35 PM   #51 
           - But you are allowed to comment on how unfair it is.  muffin1   Jul-18-11 10:27 AM   #48 
        - i dont think gay folks are any more likely to have AIDS than anyone else.  dionysus   Jul-17-11 07:53 PM   #17 
        - But one doesn't have to be gay to be 'newly infected'.  muffin1   Jul-18-11 10:06 AM   #45 
  - That might get someone fired at the blood center I work for.  brewens   Jul-17-11 07:13 PM   #10 
  - How can you tell if someone is gay, sexually active or even homeless? And for that matter...  freshwest   Jul-17-11 08:22 PM   #18 
  - All blood centers collecting blood to be processed into units  brewens   Jul-17-11 09:39 PM   #26 
  - This rule was created before there was a ~100% accurate HIV test...  Fearless   Jul-17-11 08:30 PM   #19 
  - It stays because evangelicals would rather die....  Joe the Revelator   Jul-18-11 12:24 AM   #37 
  - Reminds me of an All in the Family episode where Archie gets blood...  Fearless   Jul-18-11 10:08 PM   #53 
  - "including donor evaluations". That is exactly what the issue is  brewens   Jul-18-11 08:10 AM   #43 
  - Is that part of their procedure?  Renew Deal   Jul-17-11 09:41 PM   #27 
  - More homophobia in action.  Behind the Aegis   Jul-18-11 03:48 AM   #41 
  - Time for Mr. Pace to Lawyer up.  sarcasmo   Jul-18-11 10:09 AM   #46 
     - I don't know what it's about but people who work in the blood drawing......  nolabels   Jul-18-11 11:28 PM   #56 

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