First off, many clinics that collect sperm test the donors for HIV
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WHAT TESTS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE I CAN BECOME A DONOR?
Prior to being accepted as a donor you would need to see a doctor for physical examination. A urine sample is needed to screen for gonorrhoea and chlamydia. A blood sample will also be taken in order to determine your blood group and to test for infections such as hepatitis B and C, syphilis, CMV and the HIV virus. These are repeated at intervals. Screening of donors in this way is crucial as any infections could be passed onto the woman receiving the sperm and, if she becomes pregnant, her child. We also perform tests to exclude cystic fibrosis and chromosome abnormalities.
In the UK (http://www.lwclinic.co.uk/donor.htm
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The Donor Insemination Process
A woman may choose to work with most any certified sperm bank of her choice. Sperm banks vary widely in the number of donors available, ethnic diversity of donors, information available on the donor including family medical history and availability of donor identification. Certified sperm banks must meet specific requirements for infectious disease testing of their donors. In order to virtually eliminate the risk of transmission of infectious disease through donation, sperm is "quarantined." The sperm donor is tested for infectious diseases, donates the sperm and the sperm is frozen and held at the sperm bank for six months. The donor is then re-tested for HIV before sperm is released to clinics and patients
In the US (http://www.infertilitydoctor.com/treat/d_i.htm
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So the HIV argument is OUT the window.
Plus if they were worried about HIV then they'd say "no HIV+ people can donate sperm" or they'd list all the high-risk groups like Heroine addicts, people who have unprotected sex and horny teenagers It IS based on bigotry.
I can think of no good reason the FDA would seek to disallow gay men from donating sperm.
I'm sorry, but this administration is just out-of-hand.