The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9919, Pages 783 – 784, 1 March 2014 Ashton Barnett-Vanes Homosexuality is criminalised in more than 70 countries, with severe implications for the health and wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Recent developments in several countries such as India, Uganda, and Nigeria—where HIV/AIDS remains a pressing public health issue—to reintroduce or strengthen criminalisation of homosexuality holds deep ramifications for patients and health-care workers tackling HIV/AIDS. Although temporarily thwarted in Uganda, the alleged proposal to criminalise a failure to “report” gay persons adds to the alarm. … Read the full article at www.thelancet.com
Criminalising homosexuality threatens the fight against HIV/AIDS
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