HIV Criminalization Laws Ineffective, 20 Experts Say In Joint Statement Released At AIDS 2018

The BMJ: Criminalizing HIV transmission is counterproductive and should stop, experts say
“Twenty experts in AIDS research, epidemiology, and care have said in a joint statement that evidence does not support using laws to criminalize the transmission of HIV…” (Hurley, 7/26).

MedPage Today: HIV Criminalization Called Ineffective and Unjust
“… ‘Simply put, HIV criminalization laws are ineffective, unwarranted, and discriminatory. In many cases, these misconceived laws exacerbate the spread of HIV by driving people living with and at risk of infection into hiding and away from treatment services,’ said Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, of the University of Cape Town and president of the International AIDS Society…” (Susman, 7/26).

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