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It’s in me to give: Canadian gay, bisexual, and queer men’s willingness to donate blood despite feelings of policy discrimination. Qualitative Health Research

Jose Patiño-Gomez
October 26th, 2020

Abstract Blood donation policies governing men who have sex with men have shifted significantly over time in Canada—from an initial lifetime ban in the wake of the AIDS crisis to successive phases of time-based deferment requiring periods of sexual abstinence (5-years to 1-year to 3-months)....

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Gay and Bisexual Men’s Views on Reforming Blood Donation Policy in Canada: A Qualitative Study

Gbolahan Olarewaju
June 26th, 2019

Background: Researchers and activists have long called for changes to blood donation policies to end what is frequently framed as unjustified bans or deferral periods for men who have sex with men (MSM). Since 2016, in Canada, a man had to be abstinent from all sexual contact (anal or oral sex)...

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A tale of two epidemics: gay men’s mental health and the biomedicalisation of HIV prevention and care in Toronto

Ricky Rodrigues
March 06th, 2019

Through in-depth interviews with 24 gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM) in Toronto, we examined how GBM are understanding the relationship between HIV and their mental health given recent biomedical advances in HIV prevention and care. Participants understood biomedical...

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