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Michael and Owen unpack everything blood this week. Michael sits down (at a distance) with Nice Holas from The Institute of Many to talk about the recent announcement that the TGA will reduce the deferral period for gay/bi/queer mens blood donations down to 3 months of abstinence. This brings us in line with countries like the UK and Canada – but why do we need a deferral period at all? Is this rooted in science (or a lack therof) or homophobia?

More info on the changes via AFAO

 

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About the author: Michael

 

Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.
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- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!
joy.org.au/hideandseek

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.

 

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