FDA reaffirms ban on MSM blood donations

05/24/2007 | NYTimes.com · MedicalNewsToday (U.K.)

The FDA has reaffirmed its position on prohibiting the donation of blood from men who have ever had sex with other men since 1977. The agency said this population carries an increased risk of HIV and hepatitis C and said screening tests are not 100% accurate. The FDA said it remains "willing to consider new approaches to donor screening and testing, provided those approaches assure that blood recipients are not placed at an increased risk of HIV or other transfusion transmitted diseases."

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