MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: United Nations – in Spanish 3
Headline: Stigma could lengthen the COVID-19 pandemic as it did with HIV
The experience of discrimination that HIV-AIDS patients have suffered can be applied to the coronavirus crisis to prevent people from retaliating against the sick or from seeking help out of fear and stigma. In some countries, existing laws or new legislation specific to COVID-19 have been used to criminalize the alleged exposure or transmission of the disease, resulting in the incarceration of more people in overcrowded prisons.
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