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Agencies condemn new Nigerian law that may deny gay people access to HIV services

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g258
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

Two leading international aid agencies have called for an urgent review of a new law in Nigeria that they say could lead to the arrest and imprisonment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who access health services and those who help them.

UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said that the new law has potentially far reaching implications for health, development, and human rights. They urged the Nigerian government to …

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