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Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by astrogolf
Having sex with parts of the body it wasn't "designed for"?
What would that be? I thought being gay was a sexual orientation, and not a sex act. Well straight guys love anal sex porn with women. It seems only "mis-designed" if two guys do it.
People have been having anal sex for a million years - even the bonobos do it.
We were not designed for Aids - this virus is an intrusion on all our lives.
Our sexual bodies were designed perfectly.
Let me point out one key factor - they test your blood when you donate, if its HIV positive, it's tossed. Not allowing gays to donate has literally NOTHING to do with the safety of anyone. Come on guys, wake up and smell the homophobia.
Originally posted by astrogolf
reply to post by halfoldman
The problem is, once again, aids and hepetitus are widespread among gays, who are more prone to infection. Gayness may refer to an orientation and not a sex act (I wouldn't agree with your premise, but whatever) however, It's pretty much the gay guys having gay sex. I'm relaying facts to you and your whinning about semantics. And the facts are that you guys are prone to various strains of hepetitus, aids, and a few other maladies that often go undetected. Therefore, to reduce the risk of killing innocent people with diseases that you obtained by having butt sex with each other, gay men are not accepted as blood donors. Sorry if it hurts your feelings, but the safety of the receipient is more important than you feelings. Nobody is stopping you from wearing each others rear ends out, but we don't want your blood. As far as it being homophobic, it is in the sense that taking their blood increases risk to the patient. You guys really like to break out that term. Let me say this. I know you wish to mainstream it, but the truth is that it creeps most people out. There are two kinds of guys. Guys who like to take it up the arse, and homophobes.
There is now evidence from a small number of case reports involving patients and laboratory animal studies that vCJD can be transmitted through transfusion. There is no test for vCJD in humans that could be used to screen blood donors and to protect the blood supply. This means that blood programs must take special precautions to keep vCJD out of the blood supply by avoiding collections from those who have been where this disease is found.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I can't figure out the European one.
Regarding the social effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, there has been since the 1980s a "profound re-medicalization of sexuality".
Shilts also details the fact that despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the Red Cross and other non-profit blood banking organizations refused to ban bisexual and gay men from donating blood in an effort to keep the blood bank industry from suffering shortages, particularly in cities having large homosexual communities; the same cities where AIDS was first discovered in. As a result, tens of thousands of hemophiliacs and transfusion recipients were infected and died.