Most participants were opposed to any deferral period in relation to MSM-specific sexual activity. Inbased on research demonstrating the safety of a month deferral [ 17 ], this period was reduced again—indicative of trends across many counties including the United States—to a month deferral for men who have sex with men [ 18 ].
Health Place. First, we focused on capturing diversity in terms of age and ethno-racial background. Becoming "undetectable": longitudinal narratives of gay men's sex lives after a recent HIV diagnosis.
Interventions to modify sexual risk behaviors for preventing HIV infection in men who have sex with men. One participant struggled to weigh the practicality of a 3-month abstention-based policy that aligns better with what we know about testing, with his strong desire for universal non-MSM specific based deferral practices:.
The following participant was skeptical of whether or not service providers at blood donation clinics would actually want to take the blood donation of any MSM under a 3-month deferral policy because it would be difficult to prove that men had actually been abstaining:.
The interviews were transcribed verbatim and reviewed for accuracy. The impressive strides that have been made recently in the effort to prevent HIV through pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP [ 2627 ], post-exposure prophylaxis PEP [ 2829 ], and treatment as prevention [ 3031 ] will be useless if there is not uptake by those most at risk.
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For one man, the 3-month deferral does nothing to address the equity issues key to the current debates on blood donation:. Resilience-based approaches to health disparities research among gay and bisexual men may well contribute to improving intervention effect sizes and improving health even further by identifying new variables and mechanisms for health promotion that can be incorporated into interventions that already have been shown to be efficacious.
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