The FDA upheld it's lifetime ban on gay blood. I don't understand the ban. I'll admit gay men are at a heightened risk for HIV, but it's not a disease that affects all of us, and only us. Shouldn't any donated blood be tested for HIV and other diseases? Isn't it? I don't want to sound all victimy, but this really does smell of discrimination. Can someone please explain this to me?
To lighten a bit (but stay on topic), I am reminded of this clip from family guy:
UPDATE: Check out Bloodsense.org for more information on the FDA's incomprehensible policy.