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Elton John on the Price Paid by HIV-Positive Prisoners

September 17, 2012

"If you want to know what it was like to live with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, state prisons in Alabama or South Carolina in 2012 offer some tragic examples. In the '80s, people infected with the AIDS virus faced horrendous, daily discrimination and injustice. Today, Alabama and South Carolina are blatantly and dangerously discriminating against HIV-positive prisoners. It's a policy that simply makes no sense." (Sir Elton John, The Washington Post, 9/16)

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This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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Comment by: Drew(Sydney) (SYD) Tue., Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm EDT
Well said Sir Elton...the United States are way behind the progressive western world on HIV/AIDS.

This in part is due to their failed health care and high incarceration rate of people.

I'm glad I live in Sydney, Australia.

Drew xx

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