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December 2014

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The Fenway Institute commends FDA for moving to end lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men

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The Fenway Institute today commends the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for announcing steps to end a 31-year-old policy banning all men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. The FDA intends to change the blood donor deferral period for MSM to one year after having sexual contact with another man, which is the current deferral period in place for heterosexual men and women who wish to donate blood and report having had sex with a person known to be HIV positive. “The proposed one-year deferral policy is a welcome and important step in the right direction,” 
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Second Edition Of ‘The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health’ On The Way

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Fenway takes pride in being an international leader in the field of LGBT health and research. In 2008, we published The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, the first medical textbook focused on LGBT-specific health disparities and needs. Today, we’re excited to announce that the second edition of this guide – full of new and updated health information and groundbreaking research – is on its way. The new edition, which will be released in February, is available for preorder now from the American College of Physicians (ACP). This guide will cover a wide variety of physical and 
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Self-Care For The Holidays

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The holidays are in full swing and the classic signs of the season are all around us: Bustling shoppers, festive treats, bright lights and – all too often – rising blood pressure. As much fun as this time of year is, it can also be a stressful time, with a myriad of social and family obligations to meet. For many LGBT people, the holidays are especially difficult. Some are completely estranged from their families due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Others are subject to abuse from homophobic or transphobic relatives. And those making the trek to unsupportive environments 
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Fenway And AIDS Action Observe World AIDS Day

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December 1 marked the 27th World AIDS Day – a time to remember those lost to the virus, reflect on the medical breakthroughs made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and renew a commitment to creating an AIDS-free world. In Boston, the community gathered for several events marking this important date. At the Prudential Center, the AIDS Action Committee and presenting sponsor Bank of America celebrated the lighting of the Prudential Tower, which shone bright red in honor of World AIDS Day. This event also served as the official launch of AIDS Walk Boston 2015. During the evening, which was emceed 
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