Someone said :
Though saying that if you know you are infection free, do what JK does
and lie to help.
Erm, Ery...I don't recall mentioning that I lied in order to give blood.
I think you might have mixed me up with Oeiny.
Anyhow, the ban is stupid and outdated. I think it's politicaly motivated like Cheezy opined. After the big blood scandals here in Ireland over the Anti-D/Hep C issue in the 1990s and another one I can't remember off the top of my head, the ITBS are just trying to cover their asses because of the big mistakes they made in the past due to lax practices in screening blood. There are hiding behind the ban on gay men giving blood as "best practice."
Like how can anyone honestly know if, say, you slept with a woman who slept with a guy who slept with another woman who at one point sex with a guy who slept with another guy? This is ridiculous crap!