Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 8th, 2010
Since 1983, blood agencies in Canada, the United States and other industrialized countries have disallowed blood donations from men who have sex with men because of the possibility of infection with HIV/AIDS. The exclusion barred men who had sex with men from 1977 onwards as it was determined this date preceded the start of the AIDS epidemic.
Prospective blood donors are required by Canadian Blood Services...
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