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[Correspondence] Criminalising homosexuality threatens the fight against HIV/AIDS

01 Mar 2014

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.

Date: 
1 March 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet