Gay Men's Health Crisis
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- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and partners will launch a large HIV vaccine trial in South Africa in November 2016, pending regulatory approval. This represents the first time since 2009 that the scientific community has embarked on an HIV vaccine clinical trial of this size.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is seeking comment on deferral policies for blood donation policies based on risk factors. Currently, the FDA requires gay and bisexual men to abstain from sex with other men for one year before donating blood. That policy, implemented last year, replaces the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men. GMHC has been fighting the FDA blood ban since 2006