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Amy Hagopian Studies US Response to HIV Epidemic and Stigma in Africa

Posted: 6/19/2017 (CSDE Research)

Amy Hagopian, CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Health Services at UW, recently published research analyzing the impact of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on anti-homosexual legislation in African countries. Laws and norms stigmatizing homosexuality stifle HIV treatment, and Hagopian’s study reveals that PEPFAR misses opportunities to address and discourage such legislation. Carrying aid efforts one step further in the future could help break apart a systemic barrier to healthcare in Africa. You can read the full study below.

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