Congressional Democrats Seek HHS Update on Gay Blood Ban86 members of Congress have sent a second letter to the fed urging it to speed up its re-evaluation of the lifetime blood ban on blood donated by men who have sex with men.
Prompting this new letter was the recent rejection of donated eyes after the death of a gay 16-year-old who committed suicide. They were rejected because his mother could not confirm her son had not been sexually active.
So far, only one Republican has signed on.

Congressional Democrats Seek HHS Update on Gay Blood Ban

86 members of Congress have sent a second letter to the fed urging it to speed up its re-evaluation of the lifetime blood ban on blood donated by men who have sex with men.

Prompting this new letter was the recent rejection of donated eyes after the death of a gay 16-year-old who committed suicide. They were rejected because his mother could not confirm her son had not been sexually active.

So far, only one Republican has signed on.

This is Not a Flashback: New Meningitis Cases Found in HIV-Positive Gay and Bi Men in NYCIn an apparent resurgence of the 2010-2013 outbreak, 3 men in New York City have been diagnosed with the invasive spinal disease since August 24.
If you haven’t yet, get vaccinated. Shots are available at most clinics, as well as Duane Reade, Walgreens and other area pharmacies.

This is Not a Flashback: New Meningitis Cases Found in HIV-Positive Gay and Bi Men in NYC

In an apparent resurgence of the 2010-2013 outbreak, 3 men in New York City have been diagnosed with the invasive spinal disease since August 24.

If you haven’t yet, get vaccinated. Shots are available at most clinics, as well as Duane Reade, Walgreens and other area pharmacies.

Young Bangkok Gay Men Are Acquiring HIV at a Breakneck PaceThe Bangkok MSM Cohort Study has found that HIV rates in this group are a whopping 9% a year among those not using condoms consistently and 2% a year among those who report using condoms all the time.
Those who said they had anal sex without a condom ended up having a 46% likelihood of becoming HIV-positive within a year.

Young Bangkok Gay Men Are Acquiring HIV at a Breakneck Pace

The Bangkok MSM Cohort Study has found that HIV rates in this group are a whopping 9% a year among those not using condoms consistently and 2% a year among those who report using condoms all the time.

Those who said they had anal sex without a condom ended up having a 46% likelihood of becoming HIV-positive within a year.

100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; But Most Couldn’t Keep Up
This new study is the first to show results from what is known as a demonstration project, which examines medication use outside the rigid confines of a placebo-controled randomized controlled trial. That means these findings are a somewhat better prediction of PrEP’s effects in a real-world setting…..

100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; But Most Couldn’t Keep Up

This new study is the first to show results from what is known as a demonstration project, which examines medication use outside the rigid confines of a placebo-controled randomized controlled trial. That means these findings are a somewhat better prediction of PrEP’s effects in a real-world setting…..