The Food and Drug Administration USA (FDA) propose lifting the ban on donated blood by gay and bisexual men but only if they have abstained from sex with other men for a year.
This decision could end a life ban which was launched in 1983, in the early days of the AIDS crisis.
Medical groups have said that advances in HIV testing make this ban is unnecessary.
The organizations of gay rights have said such measures only make stereotypes prevail.
The FDA said it had “carefully examined and considered the available scientific evidence,” including several recently completed studies.
The Crisis of Gay Men’s Health, which defends the rights of this sector organization charged that the policy was “offensive and harmful.”
“With the implementation of this policy, the FDA will continue fanning the flames of outdated stereotype that HIV is just a gay disease,” said the organization.
He also told NBC that the policy does not require a year of celibacy for donors. This is what Gianfrancesco Genoso is glad to see.
In November, a panel of experts on blood safety convened by the Department of Health and Human Services, voted to suspend the lifetime ban and also support the one year celibacy rule.
The former measure has been criticized by many doctors and activists in favor of homosexuals, who say they are no longer justified.