Gays and the Stigma of Bad Blood
Hastings Center Report. 1983 Apr; 13(2): 5-7.
On March 4, 1983, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) recommended that sexually active homosexuals be discouraged from donating or selling their blood because they are at risk of having acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which apparently can be transmitted through blood transfusions. The evolution of the PHS policy decision is described, as is the stance of those who opposed the decision as unfair to homosexuals and argued for alternative approaches to preventing the spread of AIDS. (KIE abstract)
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Blood; Blood Banks; Blood Donation; Blood Transfusions; Epidemiology; Evolution; Federal Government; Government; Health; Hemophilia; Homosexuals; Human Rights; Morbidity; Organizational Policies; Physicians; Political Activity; Privacy; Public Health; Public Policy; Regulation; Rights; Risk; Self Regulation; Stigmatization;
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