Campaigners Slam Homophobic States

Campaigners take aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that let HIV spread like poison

Campaigners at the World AIDS Conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that let HIV spread like poison.

Powerfully mixing concerns over human rights and health, the issue threatens to divide western donor countries where gay equality is making strides from poor beneficiary nations where anti-gay laws persist or have been newly passed.

Nobel laureate, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, who co-discovered HIV and co-chairs the six-day conference, seized the opening ceremony to lay down a barrage of fire at laws targeting minorities who bear a disproportionate share of the global pandemic.

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BDLive

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