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HIV/AIDS

22 June 2011

HIV guidelines to help gays

Homosexual men and trans-gender people should get equal access to HIV/Aids programs under the World Health Organisation's first guidelines aimed at ending stigma.

Homosexual men and trans-gender people should get equal access to HIV/Aids programmes under the World Health Organisation's first guidelines aimed at ending stigma that denies quality care to many, the UN agency said.

The 21 recommendations form "the first global public health guidelines" to focus on homosexual men and trans-gender people, the WHO said in a statement. They are designed to help health care workers and policymakers overcome entrenched discrimination and offer them testing, counselling and life-saving treatment.

 

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