You can’t fight AIDS if you stigmatise LGBT, says council

The Malaysian AIDS Council says more than 1,400 gays, transgenders and female sex workers received HIV-related services in eight public healthcare facilities in Kuala Lumpur between January and August this year alone. – EPA pic, October 16, 2017.

SHAMING and blaming lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) is counterproductive to the authorities’ effort to end the AIDS epidemic in the country.

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) said homophobia, transphobia, and LBGT fear-mongering are hampering efforts to end AIDS by 2030 – a national target.

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