Op-ed: LGBT Equality Reduces the Spread of HIV - But It's Not Enough to End the Epidemic

Huffington Post
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September 11, 2013
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Today, as was the case 30 years ago, gay and bisexual men are among those most vulnerable to HIV infection. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)estimates that gay and bisexual men are at least 44 times more vulnerable to HIV infection than the general population.

As we mark National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day on Sept. 27, what can we -- and what should we -- be doing to reduce this risk?

One surprising answer: Enact and implement LGBT rights legislation such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and expand legal recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples.