Access to sperm washing for HIV-positive gay men

Over the last year LGBT Denmark had a discussion with the Danish Health and Medicines Authority concerning the access to sperm washing for an HIV-positive gay man.

According to the Danish authorities he is not eligible to treatment as this is against the rules laid down in the Tissues and Cells Directive. LGBT Denmark contested this interpretation of the directive, but the Health and Medicines Authority rejects this. A complaint to the Ombudsman was not successful either.

See the entire correspondence in English as well as in Danish: Sperm washing for gay men

UPDATE October 26, 2015

LGBT Denmark asked the European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety, about the case. The Commission points out its mandate as specifically concerning safety. Subsequently LGBT Denmark asked the Danish authorities to explain why they think the directive applies to the current case. But as always they reject to answer specific questions.

Updated document with entire correspondence in English as well as in Danish: Sperm washing for gay men v2

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