Breaking barriers in HIV: Action for legislators to address LGBT+ inequities
by The Global Equality Caucus
A new report is based on two private roundtables the Global Equality Caucus, in partnership with Gilead hosted to discuss inequities in HIV healthcare that LGBT+ people face and what elected representatives should be doing to push for improvements in theprovision of care.
The report includes ten recommendations for legislators and others to take forward, including repealing or modernising outdated HIV criminalisation laws, and doing more to safeguard health data privacy.
The report notes that HIV criminalisation laws are “out of step with modern scientific understanding and perpetuate outdated HIV stigmas.” Removing such laws would help to tackle prejudice and refocus HIV as a public health crisis.