Deferring blood donation by men who have sex with men--based on evidence? (spoiler: no!)

The idea of consulting experts should not be a radical one. It should be the standard when making legislation, and it should be revisited periodically to see if the legislation should be changed. Why is this such a hard concept for politicians?

Anyhow, read the answers and make up your own mind. If you have any thoughts let's hear them below.

β€œIn your view, is the ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men justified by empirical evidence when considering the current state of HIV research and diagnostics? Do you think the policy should be revised, and if so, how?”