Men who have sex with men account for the largest proportion of new HIV infections reported in Canada. Considering population-wide HIV incidence, stigma-based policies may inadvertently increase risk for HIV contamination of the blood pool in the long run. Costa Rica. More background information, including the English version of the questionnaire, is available at www. Where can I get more information? What can I do to help if I am not eligible to donate blood? Sexual contact between two males.
In Ireland, men who have sex with men MSM may donate blood if they have not engaged in oral or anal sex with another man at least 12 months prior to a donation.
Men who have sex with men MSM are deferred from donating blood in many countries, but nevertheless do donate blood. I am a man who has not had sex with another man in more than 12 months, can I donate blood? Sexual risk behaviour and donor deferral in Europe.
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