14th November 2014
US: Panel recommends ‘relaxation’ of gay blood ban
11:37 AM — A key advisory committee has agreed that regulations banning gay men from donating blood should be slightly relaxed.
9th September 2014
US: Democrats call for end of gay blood ban 7
10:59 AM — Democrats in the US have called for the Obama administration to end a ban on gay men donating blood, tissue and organs.
22nd August 2014
California: LGBT group and Assembly Member join forces to fight gay blood ban 1
7:38 PM — The largest LGBT rights group in California has partnered with a state Assembly Member to attempt to fight the ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
13th August 2014
US: Deceased teen’s tissue donation rejected because he was gay 6
11:06 PM — A deceased teen's organs have been partially rejected for donation because he was gay.
12th July 2014
‘Gay Blood Drive’ events held across US to protest blood ban 1
1:39 PM — Gay blood drive events have been held across the US, to protest the ongoing ban on gay men giving blood.
16th July 2012
US: FDA approves Truvada for HIV prevention 4
10:17 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Truvada for use in HIV prevention. The drug has been approved for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, which is the use of antiretroviral drugs to decrease the likelihood of HIV infection in people with a high risk of contracting it.
3rd July 2012
US FDA approves at-home HIV test 10
8:36 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a rapid, at-home HIV test for the first time. OraQuick, which will sold over-the-counter, is an oral swab test which gives a result in 20-40 minutes.