IAPAC (Int’l Association of Providers of AIDS Care) Guidelines for Optimizing the HIV Care Continuum for Adults and Adolescents

Note the guidelines’ first two recommendations, which recommend against and call for the repeal of laws criminalizing the conduct of MSM, transgender individuals, substance users, and sex workers, as well as laws criminalizing PLHIV conduct based on perceived exposure to HIV. By placing these two recommendations at the beginning of the guidelines in a section dedicated to optimizing the HIV care environment, IAPAC is intentionally sending a signal about how important they believe these issues are to address ASAP.