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India’s Decriminalization Of Gay Sex Will Help LGBT+ Population Access More Health Services, Including HIV Prevention, Global Fund Head Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: India takes ‘big step’ in AIDS fight with gay sex ruling: Global Fund chief
“No longer shamed as criminals, millions of LGBT+ people in India will be less at risk from HIV/AIDS following the legalization of gay sex, the head of a global health fund said on Thursday. … ‘Criminalization of communities … demonstrably increases their vulnerability to diseases like HIV because it creates barriers to accessing health services,’ said Peter Sands, head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…” (Banerji, 2/7).

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