Sixty-five percent of gay men in the United States believe that it should be against the law for an HIV-positive man to engage in unprotected anal sex (UAI) without disclosing his status, according to a study published in AIDS Care and reported by aidsmap. Most gay men who supported criminalization laws were associated with an HIV-negative or unknown status, less education, younger age, residency in a state thought to be hostile toward LGBT people, and fewer UAI partners. Since 2008, at least 30 people have been prosecuted for exposing others to HIV. Researchers did not find that laws deterred high-risk behavior.

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