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The laws, most of which were enacted before medical advances made it possible to vastly reduce the risk of transmission, not only do little to reduce risky behavior but may actually discourage people from getting tested and learning their HIV status.
Troy Mader compiled and edited the 1987 book The Death Sentence of AIDS. The book, which called itself a “comprehensive source book of quotes by the world’s leading physicians, scientists, and reearchers,” contains a series of pseudo-science claims about the epidemic “homosexual lifestyles” from people like Paul Cameron, Gene Antonio, and Phyllis Schlafly.
Nearly 200,000 Americans with HIV will have more coverage options under Obamacare. But GOP-led states refusing the health law's optional Medicaid expansion are denying benefits to thousands with the virus.