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WHO calls for action on growing health crisis of HIV/AIDS in Asia

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 19 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b727
  1. Ben Bland
  1. 1Singapore

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on Asian governments to expand access to preventative sexual health services and to clamp down on discrimination against homosexual men to prevent the HIV/AIDS epidemic taking a “major turn for the worse.”

    The WHO said that evidence showed that unprotected male to male sexual intercourse was fuelling the spread of HIV in Asia, where homosexuality remains illegal or is considered a major social taboo in many countries.

    The WHO called for “swift action to address this growing health crisis” and it is meeting governments and …

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