Why are all men who have had sex with men even once since 1977 indefinitely deferred from donating blood?

Transfusion. 2009 Jun;49(6):1037-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2009.02175.x.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Blood Donors*
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • Herpesvirus 8, Human / isolation & purification
  • Homosexuality, Male*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Platelet Transfusion / adverse effects*
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Time Factors