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Prosecuting the failure to disclose HIV, while not prosecuting the failure to disclose other sexually-transmitted diseases, also reflects unconscious racism and homophobia. Human papilloma virus (HPV) provides a useful contrast.
HPV causes a number of cancers, including almost all of the cervical, rectal and anal-genital cancers. Cervical cancer alone killed 4,000 women in the U.S. in 2009; every year hundreds of thousands of other women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, which is caused by HPV and is a precursor to cervical cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, by the age of 50 more than 80% of American women will have contracted at least one strain of genital HPV (although many or most may not know it). Yet unlike HIV, HPV is not specifically associated with marginalized groups.
Because HIV is associated with anal intercourse, gay men, African Americans and injection drug users , racism, homophobia and sexophobia are inextricably linked with HIV-related stigma, discrimination and criminalization.