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Recent anti-homosexuality laws don’t just violate human rights—they might worsen the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a Johns Hopkins University epidemiologist warns in a PLOS Medicine essay published today.
While many countries and communities are expanding civil rights to the LGBT community, such as marriage equality, some nations including Nigeria, Uganda, Russia and India are criminalizing homosexuality or intensifying present anti-gay statutes.
More nations are poised to follow, putting public health initiatives at risk, Dr. Chris Beyrer writes in “Pushback: The Current Wave of Anti-Homosexuality Laws and Impacts on Health.”
“These laws and policies make it much more difficult to provide HIV services particularly gay and bisexual men who have sex with men, who really need these services,” Beyrer tells Newsweek. “It can definitely lead to a worsening of the HIV epidemic in these countries.”
How Anti-Gay Laws Worsen Diseases Like AIDS and TB

newsweek:

Recent anti-homosexuality laws don’t just violate human rights—they might worsen the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a Johns Hopkins University epidemiologist warns in a PLOS Medicine essay published today.

While many countries and communities are expanding civil rights to the LGBT community, such as marriage equality, some nations including Nigeria, Uganda, Russia and India are criminalizing homosexuality or intensifying present anti-gay statutes.

More nations are poised to follow, putting public health initiatives at risk, Dr. Chris Beyrer writes in “Pushback: The Current Wave of Anti-Homosexuality Laws and Impacts on Health.”

“These laws and policies make it much more difficult to provide HIV services particularly gay and bisexual men who have sex with men, who really need these services,” Beyrer tells Newsweek. “It can definitely lead to a worsening of the HIV epidemic in these countries.”

How Anti-Gay Laws Worsen Diseases Like AIDS and TB

Paul Semugoma: I Have Not Been SilencedIn the latest POZ Opinion peice, a Ugandan physician writes about why he continues to fight for LGBTs and HIV-positive people in Africa. 
"I have come to understand that fear and prejudice about our sexuality have stood like a range of mountains between us and prevention, care, and management of HIV. It is this prejudice that makes the provision of condoms and of lubricants for safer gay sex a criminal act. It is this prejudice that considers advocacy and education about safer gay sex a ‘promotion of homosexuality.’ It is this prejudice that makes our efforts to save lives an offense in the eyes of the law."

Paul Semugoma: I Have Not Been Silenced

In the latest POZ Opinion peice, a Ugandan physician writes about why he continues to fight for LGBTs and HIV-positive people in Africa.

"I have come to understand that fear and prejudice about our sexuality have stood like a range of mountains between us and prevention, care, and management of HIV. It is this prejudice that makes the provision of condoms and of lubricants for safer gay sex a criminal act. It is this prejudice that considers advocacy and education about safer gay sex a ‘promotion of homosexuality.’ It is this prejudice that makes our efforts to save lives an offense in the eyes of the law."
Time to Step Up? U.S. Funded HIV Clinic Raided by Ugandan CopsThe Makerere University Walter Reed Project just had all of its condoms, lubes and medical manuals on HIV/MSMs and two employees seized by Ugandan authorities. Police were allegedly acting on a report that the clinic was “promoting homosexuality” which has been banned by national law since February.
Worried yet?

Time to Step Up? U.S. Funded HIV Clinic Raided by Ugandan Cops

The Makerere University Walter Reed Project just had all of its condoms, lubes and medical manuals on HIV/MSMs and two employees seized by Ugandan authorities. Police were allegedly acting on a report that the clinic was “promoting homosexuality” which has been banned by national law since February.

Worried yet?

Unsigned Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Still Has Negative EffectsEven though Yoweri Museveni has so far refused to sign an anti-LGBT law passed by the legislature in 2013, the bill’s negative effects have already become widespread. Anecdotal reports of LGBT people with HIV/AIDS being denied health care services are increasing, and local HIV prevention groups are concerned the law might prohibit them from offering their services.

Unsigned Ugandan Anti-LGBT Law Still Has Negative Effects

Even though Yoweri Museveni has so far refused to sign an anti-LGBT law passed by the legislature in 2013, the bill’s negative effects have already become widespread. Anecdotal reports of LGBT people with HIV/AIDS being denied health care services are increasing, and local HIV prevention groups are concerned the law might prohibit them from offering their services.

Out of the Shadows
During the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, last year, Paul Semugoma, MD, gave a passionate speech on behalf of both LGBT and HIV-positive people. Coming out as gay during the speech made it even more memorable.
Here’s POZ’s Q&A with the famous activist on the state of the epidemic, LGBT stigma in Africa and his own experiences coming out.

Out of the Shadows

During the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, last year, Paul Semugoma, MD, gave a passionate speech on behalf of both LGBT and HIV-positive people. Coming out as gay during the speech made it even more memorable.

Here’s POZ’s Q&A with the famous activist on the state of the epidemic, LGBT stigma in Africa and his own experiences coming out.