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Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Policies Leading To Increase In HIV Incidence, Harming Public Health, HRW Report Says

CNN: Indonesia’s crackdown on LGBT people fuels HIV crisis, report says
“A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public health crisis, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The report documents how attacks, raids, and an attitude of open hostility towards LGBT groups by Indonesian authorities and Islamist militant groups has derailed public health efforts to prevent and curb HIV…” (Smith, 7/2).

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