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Experts lay out HIV prevention strategy

BUILDING BLOCKS:Academics at a Taipei conference named preventing mother-to-child transmission, wider antiretroviral drug use and gay marriage as key measures

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Kenrad Nelson, a professor at John Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health strongly supports it.

“I think legalizing same-sex marriage is a very important public health intervention. We want men who have sex with men to have single partners and yet we won’t let them get married and have all the legal rights of the heterosexuals? I think that’s counterproductive from a public health standpoint,” Nelson said, adding that the public health value of legalizing gay marriage has been greatly underemphasized.

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