Study: Fear of Criminalization Harms Trans People Living With HIV
July 15, 2013
The Sero Project and the Transgender Law Center surveyed HIV-infected people in the United States to determine the effect of disclosure laws on HIV testing and treatment. According to the National HIV Criminalization Survey, 58 percent of transgender and third sex-identified HIV-infected people avoided HIV testing for fear of prosecution. Sixty-one percent viewed fear of prosecution as a reason not to disclose HIV status to a sexual partner, and 48 percent indicated they would avoid treatment for fear of prosecution.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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