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by Ashlee Rezin
Thu Aug 1, 2013

Healthy Gay Men Should Be Allowed To Donate Blood, Advocates Say

Since 1983 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected blood donations from men who have ever had sex with another man on the grounds that it is a high-risk behavior. But experts and LGBTQ rights activists say the policy fosters inequality and, after three decades of technological upgrades, it’s time for reform. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the “outdated and discriminatory” policy.

PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
Tue Mar 19, 2013

Illinois Students With Positive HIV/AIDS Status May Soon Be Able To Keep Anonymity

Illinois is the only state that requires principals be notified of students’ HIV-positive status, but legislation working its way through the Illinois General Assembly may change that. Here, we take a closer look at the disclosure law and the bill looking to undo it.