‘Getting to zero’ HIV/AIDS requires effective addressing of HIV issues in LGBT community

doi: 10.7417/CT.2018.2090

  • Kewal Krishan Department of Anthropology (UGC Centre of Advanced Study in Anthropology), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Neelam Dehal Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Amarjeet Singh School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Tanuj Kanchan Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India
  • Praveen Rishi Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Abstract

This communication is regarding the necessity to address the HIV-related needs of LGBTQIA+ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/transsexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexuality, and others) for attaining the ‘GETTING TO ZERO’ theme for zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination.
Most of the times, prevention of HIV/AIDS is talked about in terms of faithfulness to one’s partner, use of protective devices such as condoms, pre and post exposure prophylaxis, using anti-retroviral therapies and use of microbicides, behavior change etc. HIV-related issues are however,  one of the pertinent issues that needs to be effectively addressed in the LGBTQIA+ community

Published
2018-12-12
How to Cite
KRISHAN, Kewal et al. ‘Getting to zero’ HIV/AIDS requires effective addressing of HIV issues in LGBT community. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 169, n. 6, p. e269 - e271, dec. 2018. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <http://www.clinicaterapeutica.it/ojs/index.php/ClinicaTerapeutica/article/view/283>. Date accessed: 23 may 2019.

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