FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2016
Contact: Danielle Filson | 646-335-0443 | firstname.lastname@example.org
New York, NY -- GMHC released the following statement after the close of the public docket period extended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2016, where comments on potential changes to the current blood donor deferral policy could be submitted. The current policy prevents any man who has had sex with another man in the past year from giving blood.
STATEMENT BY GMHC CEO KELSEY LOUIE
About Gay Men's Health Crisis
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the nation's leading provider of HIV and AIDS care, prevention services and advocacy, serving nearly 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS in New York City, the epicenter of the epidemic in the U.S. As the world's first HIV and AIDS service organization, GMHC is an expert in providing services that every person affected by the epidemic deserves. GMHC is on the front lines caring for people who are both HIV negative and positive, including: testing, nutrition, legal, mental health and education services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020. Most recently, GMHC and other HIV and AIDS organizations successfully persuaded the federal government to recommend widespread use of PrEP, a new daily treatment that is over 90% effective in preventing HIV infection. For more information, visit www.gmhc.org.