Latest MSM blood donor controversy Stories
New research published on bmj.com today supports a change to the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When members of American Legion posts across the U.S.
ATLANTA, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital and public health laboratories across the country are now detecting early-stage HIV infections much sooner than previous tests since the launch of Abbott's ARCHITECTÂ® HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay, a combination antigen-antibody test, in 2010.
JOHANNESBURG, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) presented new data which demonstrated that its use of Novartis nucleic acid testing (NAT) products to screen donated blood for HIV and Hepatitis has resulted in a significant increase in the safety of the South African blood supply.
Guidance must be followed with clear steps toward implementation and accountability OAKLAND, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is encouraged by the release of new Technical Guidance on Combination HIV Prevention for men who have sex with men (MSM) from the Office of the U.S.
Rh negative Blood Types Are in Constant Demand NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to an increased need for Rh negative blood, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urging its communities to roll up their sleeves, donate blood, and ensure hospital demands continue to be met. Matt Long, the NYC firefighter currently appearing in a television campaign for New York-Presbyterian, one of NYBC's top hospital partners, exemplifies the spirit of giving.
Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though they don't have more unprotected sex.
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