Joe Biden allegedly wants to decriminalize knowingly passing around HIV and AIDS while simultaneously claiming that he will enforce a broad, strict mask mandate, according to the Western Journal.
“Decriminalize HIV exposure and transmission laws. In 2018, 26 states in America had HIV exposure criminal laws. These laws perpetuate discrimination and stigma towards people with HIV/AIDS, and there is simply no ‘scientific basis’ for them,” Biden’s website states.
“As President, Biden will support legislation like the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, which promotes best practice recommendations for states.”
The REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act states, “At present, 33 States and 2 United States territories have criminal statutes based on perceived exposure to HIV, rather than actual transmission of HIV to another. Eleven States have HIV-specific laws that make spitting or biting a felony, even though it is not possible to transmit HIV via saliva. Twenty-four States require persons who are aware that they have HIV to disclose their status to sexual partners.”
“Fourteen of these 24 States also require disclosure to needle-sharing partners. Twenty-five States criminalize one or more behaviors that pose a low or negligible risk for HIV transmission.”
“Experts say that if 95% of Americans wear masks between now and December, we can save almost 70,000 lives,” the Biden website says. Biden asks every American “to wear a mask when they are around people outside their household.”
“Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction,” Biden said.
According to HIV.gov, “Gay and bisexual men have the largest number of new diagnoses in the United States. Blacks/African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Also, transgender women who have sex with men are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection, and injection drug users remain at significant risk for getting HIV.”