Bloomberg Law
Jan. 13, 2020, 10:26 AM

Trump HIV Initiative Clashes With Religious Health-Worker Effort

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The White House’s initiative to end the spread of HIV/AIDS is at odds with the federal health department’s efforts to accommodate health workers’ religious beliefs, according to members of the HIV/AIDS panel.

Four members of a White House panel are urging the Trump administration to avoid taking actions that could hinder LGBT individuals’ ability to get care. The panel released a letter to the public that was spearheaded by the panel’s two co-chairs. It followed a meeting with and a letter from Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino last fall.

The initiative to end the ...

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