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Blood center officials criticize San Jose State

Original post made on Feb 1, 2008

Stanford Blood Center officials said today they are "deeply disappointed" by San Jose State University's recent decision to suspend blood drives on campus in reaction to the Food and Drug Administration's deferral of donations by gay men.

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Posted by The-Crazzies-Are-Everywhere
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
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:
Web Link

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%) [5].

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.

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Posted by Brit
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
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!!

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Posted by Kirk
a resident of Barron Park
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.

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 1, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Research shows that homosexual men have a higher risk for contracting and spreading AIDS. They ask anyone who donates like 15 times if they are or if they are intimate with anyone who is. This is GOOD. I want the blood supply clean.

Now, while SJ may be trying to prove a point, they should not prevent students from participating on on campus blood drives. Protest in another way if you have to.

I don't have time to think of an analogy right now, but maybe you see what I mean?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm

The folly of granting civil rights to a disease has killedd far more Gays than any pogrom. Libs are the real Gay bashers.