Health

A common assumption made about criminalization of HIV transmission and exposure is that it can in someway help HIV prevention efforts and protect people from HIV infection. In reality, many experts believe that criminalization makes people more vulnerable to HIV by discouraging HIV testing, marginalizing people at risk and compromising access to services for people living with HIV.

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3. How does it impact on public health?

3. How does criminalization impact on public health?

3. How does criminalization impact on public health?

Can it encourage disclosure?

3. How does criminalization impact on public health?

EGYPT: TO SERVE AND PROTECT OR TO DISCRIMINATE AND PUNISH?

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Milena, Macedonia

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