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Orlando participates in a historical study of blood donation policy for gay men


Current FDA policy mandates that men who have had sex with other men must wait three months after their last sexual encounter before donating as they continue to have concerns about HIV or the human immunodeficiency virus, the infection that causes AIDS . But all donated blood is already screened for HIV, along with about a dozen other diseases, and the technology can now even detect infections so new that the person has not yet developed antibodies, the researchers said.


Janet Smith