FDA panel says newer HIV tests effective

Logo is seen on the cap of a woman standing near Buddhist monks walking on a road to collect alums, during a march ahead of World AIDS Day 2013 at Kandawgyi garden in Yangon(Reuters) – Newer methods to test donated blood samples for HIV infections are effective, a panel of experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded, in a move that could limit the ban on donations by men who have had sex with other men (MSM). The FDA's ban, in place for about three decades, disallows donations from men who have had sex with even one man since 1977, as they are recognized to be at a higher risk of acquiring HIV. …



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