After weeks of discussion on the subject, the agency has finally announced it will replace the current lifetime ban with a one-year restriction period for men who sleep with men.
The FDA is the one politicizing the issue, not the blood organizations and medical associations that support lifting the lifetime ban.
A change to FDA policy matters not just because it is based on sound science and will potentially increase blood donations — it would be a powerful and tangible step away from a culture that criminalized homosexuality and AIDS for decades.
As various states prepare to analyze their criminal laws, here’s a quick breakdown of the relationship between HIV and the law in the United States.
“The birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches.”
By which they mean a Financial Speculation Tax (Fi.S.T.)