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11.13.15

France puts an end to discriminatory ban for gay blood donation

By Fernanda Alonso

By Bruno Ramdjee and Fernanda Alonso In December of last year, an FDA advisory panel met to discuss whether or not the federal government should reverse its policy banning gay men from donating blood. If the FDA had lifted the ban, gay men would have been allowed togive blood if they abstained from sexual encounters with […]

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04.01.14

Building on the Affordable Care Act to Make the Health System Work for Young Gay Men

By O’Neill Institute

The initial open enrollment period for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act ends on March 31st, 2014. Getting those with HIV and at risk for HIV enrolled in insurance is a critical step in containing the HIV epidemic. Equally important work must continue after initial enrollment to assure coverage that provides access to culturally […]

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03.13.14

"Uganda Be Kidding Me": Anti-Homosexuality Bill Becomes Law

By Ana S. Ayala

On February 24, 2014, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the infamous anti-homosexuality bill into law. He signed it despite threats of losing economic aid from the United States (Uganda’s largest donor). Now, a number donors have suspended aid to Uganda, including the United States and the World Bank. The European Parliament passed a resolution just […]

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01.17.14

Anti-Homosexuality Bill Passed in Uganda: A Lesson Unlearned and a Step Back for Public Health

By Ana S. Ayala

Less than one month ago, on December 20, 2013, the Ugandan Parliament passed an anti-homosexuality bill that, if signed by President Yoweri Museveni, will mean not only a critical step back in the protection of human rights for members of the LGBT community in Uganda, but also one for the country’s public health. As an […]

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