Criminal laws on HIV transmission make little difference to sexual behaviour – or may make condomless sex more likely

nam, aidsmap 01 February 2016

A study comparing the sexual behaviour of American gay men living in states with or without laws that criminalise HIV transmission has found very little variation by state, suggesting that legislation has minimal impact on public health.

Or the law may be counter-productive – men who believed they lived in a state which criminalised HIV transmission were slightly more likely to have sex without a condom, the researchers report in AIDS & Behavior.

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