It depends on the STD. In men, HIV can enter the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. This list is not exhaustive. Do you know what type he was diagnosed with? The marvelous fluid is indeed unique in that it is really outstanding in what it does for us. As you (and your friend) probably know, people who are at high risk for HIV should not donate blood at all–i.e., gay/bi men, injection drug users, sex partners of HIV infected people, or immigrant from an HIV prevalent area, such as parts of Africa. In Africa, where AIDS is spreading in epidemic proportions, it is a heterosexual disease.
As discoveries were made about AIDS and how it spreads, there has been significant public health education about safe sex practices. There are gay men who don’t practice safe sex, but the same is true for heterosexuals. About 10% of an adult’s blood is taken from them during blood donation, so understandably you will need to be feeling well before you undergo this procedure. They can have been treated for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, venereal warts or genital herpes. Farewell” Please note the article “Blood Transfusions How Safe” at jw.org Note the article: “A World With Out Answers: *** g85 7/22 p. Creating a more nuanced policy that identifies who should and who should not give blood is not a matter of civil rights for gay men (although this exclusion is based more on prejudice than on science). It is about securing an adequate and safe blood supply for people who need it.