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Is De-Criminalizing HIV The Key To Ending Epidemic?

Despite significant advances in HIV research, prevention, and treatment, HIV is still criminalized both in the U.S. and abroad. Is this the ultimate challenge to ending the epidemic?

6/17/2021 1:30:00 AM

Despite significant advances in HIV research, prevention, and treatment, HIV is still criminalized both in the U.S. and abroad. Is this the ultimate challenge to ending the epidemic?

Despite significant advances in HIV research, prevention, and treatment, HIV is still criminalized both in the U.S. and abroad. Is this the ultimate challenge to ending the epidemic?

andtransmission. Both states now join California, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, and North Carolina, all of which have modernized or repealed their laws.Ending the U.S. HIV Epidemic: Patients FirstWithout true HIV criminalization reform, efforts to change the public and clinical mindset around HIV from a highly stigmatized disease to a preventable, treatable infection are likely to fall short. Beyrer emphasizes that the onus lies with the scientific and activist communities working together. “I don’t know how you can end the epidemic if you are still stigmatizing the people who are actually acquiring these infections,” he says.

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But there are also steps that patients can take while these forces push for change.“As people first process their diagnosis, they need to learn as much about HIV and the science behind it as possible,” advises Suttle. He also says that it's essential to learn about HIV criminalization and

the laws in their statesto protect themselves.“Find someone you can trust, starting with your medical provider if possible, and if you have a significant other, bring that person to your appointments so they can see that you are in care and doing all that you can do to lower viral loads and protect others,” he adds. headtopics.com

Did a paper on criminalization of HIV and when I tell you that just a little reading will alter your perspective for the better. Just read. Enlighten yourself and stop being willfully ignorant.— Ground Provision (@a_j_francis)June 14, 2021Although people should be in treatment and care, attitudes also need to change on the provider side, Howell says. “We’re just given these meds, told to take them, and are sent on our merry ways, but they don’t tell us how to live our lives properly; nobody grabs us and says, hey, these are the laws and you need to know this or that.”

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