Do You Know?
by Bub - Posted Mon August 21, 2006 @ 6:09 PM
I didn't have time to read through all the posts, so please excuse me if this has already been mentioned or asked.
I read the posts and didn't run into this statement. "I have been tested for HIV within the past 6-months and am 100% aware of my status, why am I not allowed to donate blood?".
Fact is, there are so many people out there straight, gay or whatever, that just don't get tested. They think "I've been in a monogamous relationship and don't need to". Well, everyone needs to, no matter what your situation is. As mentioned before, no one is immune to the disease, whether you're married or single or what. One never knows until they're sitting in the chair getting blood drawn and having it tested for HIV.
The CDC sounds like it's primative in it's efforts to cut down on putting people at risk, they need to be open to other possible scenarios not just "Gay men".
I also practice what I preach, I know my status, I truely think it's a wonderful thing to know! Did any of this make sense? I keep having to come back to it!