Category: HIV

Some Staggering Statistics

Now, you know me. I’m not the one for waving around lurid statistics about death rates amongst gay men or the incidence of STDs in various sub-groups. In fact, I’m on record for criticising those who seem to constantly do

Sweden Lifts Gay Blood Ban – Almost

We’ve covered before on this blog the issue of how the NHS has a ban on men who have ever had sex with men giving blood. Well, on the same subject it looks as though Sweden has just lifted a

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Should Homosexually Active Men Give Blood?

The BBC is reporting today about a petition to change the rules in Scotland on blood donation. A petition by gay rights campaigners against what they believe is discrimination over who can give blood is to be considered by MSPs.

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World AIDS Day

Tomorrow is World AIDS day. For some reading this that might stir very little in you. In this country at least HIV/AIDS has been perceived as a disease of promiscuity, largely but not in any sense exclusively amongst the gay