Compliance with the current 12-month deferral for male-to-male sex in Australia.

  title={Compliance with the current 12-month deferral for male-to-male sex in Australia.},
  author={Clive R Seed and Tarana T A Lucky and Diane Waller and Handan Wand and June F Lee and Stephen Wroth and Alina McDonald and Joanne Pink and Dara P. Wilson and Anthony J. Keller},
  journal={Vox sanguinis},
  volume={106 1},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In Australia since 2000, donors are deferred for 12 months since last male-to-male sexual contact. There is no estimate of the prevalence of non-compliance (i.e. failure to disclose a risk during the predonation interview which would lead to deferral) with the policy in Australia; however, published studies elsewhere indicate a range of 0·8-2.3% [corrected]. We investigated the rate of, timing and motivation for non-compliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS A nationally… CONTINUE READING
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