FDA Policy on Blood Donations from Men Who Have Sex With Other Men (Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA)
Men who have had sex with other men, at any time since 1977 (the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States) are currently deferred as blood donors. This resource describes the rationale behind this policy and discusses possible future changes.

For & About Gay Men (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
A list of resources compiles by the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services on health information for men who have sex with men.

HIV/AIDS and Men Who Have Sex with Men (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
In the United States, HIV and AIDS have had a tremendous impact on MSM. AIDS has been diagnosed for more than half a million MSM. This resource presents prevention information and resources from the CDC.

Men on the Down Low (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The most generic definition of the term down low, or DL, is “to keep something private,” whether that refers to information or activity. The term is often used to describe the behavior of men who have sex with other men as well as women and who do not identify as gay or bisexual. This resource describes the risk factors and the implications for prevention by being on the down low. En espanol

Men Who Have Sex With Men: Answers About HIV Vaccine Research (PDF - 74 KB) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
There is no cure for AIDS and developing safe, effective and affordable vaccines that can prevent HIV infection in uninfected people is the best hope for controlling and/or ending the AIDS epidemic. This information sheet discusses vaccine research and the MSM community.

Last revised: 06/17/2008