Would You Take Blood from a Gay Person?
Is Gay Blood Tainted with HIV?
That IS the million dollar question that the FDA is now trying to decide. Many Americans fear that gay\homosexual blood is tainted with HIV and have just concerns about receiving blood donated by a gay person. Gay's, of course, claim their blood is totally safe. Now comes the one of many cases indicating otherwise.
Kathy Darbison was pro gay regarding civil rights. She is a straight college professor until her husband received contaminated blood and then died of AIDS. Before all of the horror began to unfold, she also contracted AIDs from her husband. Neither ever thought the blood was tainted and was from a gay. Neither thought it mattered. Both thought that the Red Cross and others screened the blood donations for such things. Both were dead wrong. She is now sick and slowly dying from AIDS.
For the past 25 years, the FDA has banned any blood donations from gay men in order to prevent AIDS from spreading. Such a ban is logical given their lifestyle, yet the homosexuals claim the ban unfairly stigmatizes gay men. So what. Obviously, gay blood did get into the system of blood supply and despite more advanced tests, still presents a danger. The issue is question 34 on the blood donation form the donor fills out. The question is simply:
"From 1977 to present, have you had any sexual contact with another male, even once?"
Gay men have their panties all tied up over this question because it stigmatizes them as outcasts and in bad light. Excuse me, would a gay man or woman like to get tainted blood from one of their comrades? I doubt it. Would anyone like to get a blood transfusion and then die from AIDS because the gay donor lied on the questionnaire?
Darbison, 52 yrs, was a staunch gay supporter, but no longer. In fact, she is leading the fight to keep the 25 year old regulation in effect. Does any person, gay or straight, think she is wrong or not justified?
Fact remains that gay men and bisexuals continue to have the highest rate of NEW cases of HIV infections and other STDs. Sorry, a simple medical fact. Obviously, that lifestyle has it downsides. Mark Skinner, 49, is another victim of tainted gay blood that gave him HIV, and yes, he is straight.
Gays scream about their rights for this or that, yet, ignore everyone elses. Safe blood is a public heath issue. Tainted blood must not be allowed in-ever-, even if a few are stigmatized over it because of their choice of lifestyle. If the tainted blood can infect healthy people, straight or homosexual, it is a common enemy to both. The gay community needs to "get over" this because a healthy gay, free of HIV, can get it from tainted blood.
Nowadays, getting tainted blood is real, despite tests. The best way to avoid the whole issue is to avoid getting a blood transfusion because it is playing "Russian roulette".
Scary, I know.