By lifting blood ban for gay men, FDA decides feelings are more important than lives

Jan 8, 2015 by

By Dustin Siggins, LifeSite: Just before Christmas, the deputy director of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)told reporters that the agency had decided to lift the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men. While the details still have to be worked out, as does a period of public comment this year, the FDA intends to institute a one-year ban it says fits in with current evidence. And what evidence is that? According to the Associated Press: Marks said some of the...

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FDA panel won’t support eliminating ban on gay men giving blood

Dec 10, 2014 by

by Dustin Siggins, LifeSite: A FDA panel has declined to support lifting the lifetime ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. The ban, which has been in place for over 30 years, has grown increasingly controversial in light of groups such as the American Red Cross and the American Medical Association joining homosexual activists in saying the ban is based upon unscientific discrimination. However, supporters of the policy say keeping it in place is based on sound science...

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World AIDS Day: Christian teaching still needs to be heard

Nov 30, 2014 by

1st December is “World AIDS Day”, when this terrible disease and its continuing devastating effects, especially in sub Saharan Africa, can be highlighted again. There have been tremendous advances in the development of anti Retroviral medication over the past few years, which has wonderfully lengthened the lives of many of the estimated 35 million HIV positive people, so for example women previously with very short life expectancy can now look after their children who in the past would have...

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World AIDS Day: Christian teaching still needs to be heard

Nov 30, 2014 by

1st December is “World AIDS Day”, when this terrible disease and its continuing devastating effects, especially in sub Saharan Africa, can be highlighted again. There have been tremendous advances in the development of anti Retroviral medication over the past few years, which has wonderfully lengthened the lives of many of the estimated 35 million HIV positive people, so for example women previously with very short life expectancy can now look after their children who in the past would have...

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HIV diagnoses among gay men hit record high, despite overall decline

Oct 7, 2014 by

From Pink News: The number of HIV diagnoses is still increasing for gay men – despite an overall drop across the UK. Figures published today by Public Health England shows that 3,250 men who have sex with men were diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2013 – the highest ever figure. The number is slightly from the previous high, 3,230 diagnoses in 2012. It also contrasts with the overall number of new diagnoses across the UK – which has fallen from 6,245 to 6,000. Read...

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CDC: Gay men make up only 2% of US, but 63% of all new AIDS cases

Oct 2, 2014 by

By Kirsten Andersen, LifeSite: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new report that highlights the potentially lethal dangers of anal sex. In their most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the health agency said that while men with same-sex attraction make up only 2 percent of the total population, they accounted for 63 percent of all newly-diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2010.  More than half of all AIDS-sufferers in the U.S. are homosexual, and most of them contracted it...

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