The CDC is wrong....would you want my blood?
by David W. - Posted Thu August 17, 2006 @ 11:07 AM
I have been giving blood to the Redcross since I was 16, When I was 18 I discorvered I was gay, and when I went back to give blood their was a question on the form asking me If I have had sex with a man since 1977, I of course marked no becuase I didnt want anyone to know I was gay, I wasnt happy about it myself....well As the years went by everytime I seen that question I was bothered.....Well the last time I went to give blood (San Bernardino, Ca)I decieded hey...where not living in the old times where being "Gay" is such a bad thing and since Im O- and CNG - they really need my blood, I thought I shouldnt worry about it they wont care......Well I was wrong.....I got pulled aside and told since im a gay male I will eventually get AIDS and pass it off to someone...I have never had unprotected sex in my life! I felt for the first time in my life I was being discriminated against! When I was trying to save a life! The current satistics say gay men are not the number one carrier of AIDS, but does the CDC care, no....actually you dont even ask on the form if you have unprotected sex....My straight roommate has sex with a diffrent girl almost everynight....but you dont ask that! so pretty much the CDC still thinks its a Gay disease and doesnt care about unprotected sex only gay men! Would you rather take blood from a gay man thats only had protected sex or from a straight man that never had protected sex.....Your form speaks for you!
I feel the CDC needs to review their guidlines....unprotected sex is the cause someone gets AIDS/HIV not being gay...better yet a gay male...because lesbians are allowed to donate....Now I have been black balled from dontating blood! and Im on a goverment list somewhere stating im a Homo and one day I will have aids and die. Please review your guidlines!