Chapter 9 - HIV and AIDS AND THE LAW
In the early days when HIV and Aids were first identified, gay communities were blamed for spreading the disease. This stigma continues today and adds to the discrimination and prejudice against gay people.
A gay person with HIV or AIDS will therefore suffer a double burden of discrimination and negative attitudes towards them: because of having the disease and because of being gay. Because of the general prejudice and discrimination against gay and lesbian people, important ways of educating people about HIV and AIDS are lost. For example, sexuality education in schools ignores or avoids discussion about lesbian or gay relationships.
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