Severe Anti-LGBT Laws Associated With Lower Levels Of HIV Testing, Status Awareness Among Men Who Have Sex With Men In Africa, Study Says

The Telegraph: Anti-gay laws linked to low levels of HIV testing in Africa
“Poor uptake of HIV diagnosis and treatment among gay men in Africa may be linked to government crackdowns on homosexuality, a paper has found. The research, published in the Lancet HIV journal, analyzed data from 75 studies involving gay and bisexual men across 28 African countries. … The team found that levels of HIV testing and awareness were lower in countries with the most severe anti-LGBT legislation…” (Gulland, 10/7).

Additional coverage of the study is available from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.