TV host Andy Cohen said that even if his “robust” Covid-19 antibody test was positive, he was disappointed because he is a gay man, so he cannot help the coronavirus by donating plasma patient.
In an interview with Viewpoint on Tuesday, Cohen said that the obstacle is what he called “the FDA’s outdated and discriminatory guidelines for preventing HIV.”
of FDA’s updated rules Any man who has had sex with another man in the past three months is prohibited from donating blood or plasma.
If there are enough antibodies in the donated plasma, Some doctors said, It may kill Covid-19 in patients suffering from the disease. The FDA said in April that they would limit plasma treatments to patients with the most serious illnesses.
Cohen announced his Covid-19 positive diagnosis On Instagram in March, “After a few days of self-isolation, I feel pretty good.” About 11 days later, the Bravo executive Back to work In his radio show, he shared his experience of recovering from the virus at home.
he Tell Anderson Cooper In April, he recovered and signed a plan in Mount Sinai, New York, because the hospital system issued a notice stating that people who had overcome the coronavirus urgently needed plasma.
“They said,’You can’t do it,'” Cohen told The View. “I’m hurt. I just want to be good, it’s crazy, the technology has developed to the present.”
He said: “They are worried about HIV in the blood.” “But I am HIV negative. You can find out, and then you can test my blood several times before putting it in the system.”
“Watch living with Andy Cohen,” said the host who has been urging the FDA to review outdated regulations for months.
“It’s a real loss,” Cohen said on “Viewpoint.” “Here, I have these powerful antibodies, and I cannot share my plasma and may help anyone. Extremely disappointed.”
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