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Yes, but that's open to speculation. They'd have to screen all blood.
One problem is that a newly infected person with HIV can show up negative in tests for a few months. However, HIV can affect everyone irrespective of sexual orientation of course. I just think banning any section of society from donating blood doesn't make sense since they're always crying out for more blood donations. Therefore perhaps they have there reasons not to accept gay blood.
yes i agree that is why they should not be so hasty with distributing blood before its quarantined period but desperate times call for desperate measures and this is their downfall. a straight mans blood can be just as infected as a gay mans blood yet they refuse the gay mans blood on elimination grounds
really at the end of the day they could not care care less about doing their job. i have worked in these places and i have seen. it is no different to walking into centra and asking for a sandwich and not getting the sandwich that you want. this is the reality of it.
it is organised chaos. i don't think anybody can answer a direct question when put to them!
why don't more gay men go in and question them and take a stance?
they don't - that is the problem.
forget about your protests. go in and deal with this on local grounds - but yet none are doing it