Can Gay Marriage in New York Help Fight AIDS?

When same-sex relationships are valued, gay men will be less likely to engage in risky behavior

An HIV positive writer at New York Daily News said, “Research has already demonstrated that to curtail ongoing new HIV
infections, we must effectively merge behavioral and biomedical
approaches with changes in laws and policies that improve the lives of
gay men. Marriage equality is surely one such structural change that
will help us combat this disease.

With the overturning of DOMA, gay people can, more than ever, be truly
seen as equal and valued by others. Consequently, we will also see more
value in ourselves — something we do not talk about enough in the larger
LGBT community, but is a reality we must acknowledge in fighting HIV.”

Read more: By Perry Halkitis

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