Blood center officials criticize San Jose State
Original post made on Feb 1, 2008
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on Feb 1, 2008 at 4:05 pm
The following update from the CDC about HIV infections and Gay Men are a somber warning about the carriers/transmitters of this disease:
HIV/AIDS among Men Who Have Sex with Men
Revised June 2007
In the United States, HIV infection and AIDS have had a tremendous effect on men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM accounted for 71% of all HIV infections among male adults and adolescents in 2005 (based on data from 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting), even though only about 5% to 7% of male adults and adolescents in the United States identify themselves as MSM [1, 2].
The number of HIV diagnoses for MSM decreased during the 1980s and 1990s, but recent surveillance data show an increase in HIV diagnoses for this group [3, 4]. Additionally, racial disparities exist with regard to HIV diagnoses within the MSM population. A recent study, conducted in 5 large US cities, found that HIV prevalence among black MSM (46%) was more than twice that among white MSM (21%) .
The recent overall increase in HIV diagnoses for MSM, coupled with racial disparities, strongly points to a continued need for appropriate prevention and education services tailored for specific subgroups of MSM, especially those who are members of minority races/ethnicities.
And yet, the Crazzies at San Jose State seem to think that people who might have HIV should be able to pass it along to others as along as they give blood on the San Jose State Campus.
The people who made this decision are a clear and present danger to the public health of Santa Clara County.
on Feb 1, 2008 at 4:09 pm
What about discrimination against us too? We can't give blood either because of mad cow!! Discrimination, I tell you!!
on Feb 1, 2008 at 4:20 pm
The FDA, very appropriately, uses profiling to protect the public at large. The SJS action is just the homosexual agenda in action.