BOSTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- We at AIDS Action support survivors of
sexual assault and would support legislation that offers actual and practical
assistance for survivors, but from today's press conference at the State
House, it is not apparent that the proposed bill would provide either. As of
this writing, the proposed legislation has not been filed.
Unfortunately, survivors of sexual assault have only 72 hours to decide
whether to take the drugs that can prevent HIV infection. It is rare that the
legal system can respond that quickly.
AIDS Action and others have a tremendous amount of expertise that would
inform these conversations. We invited the Administration to create a process
which would bring all involved to the table and fully investigate these
complex issues. We hope they accept our offer, and we look forward to
reviewing and informing the full proposed legislation.
Contact: Diego Sanchez, APR, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.450.1524;
Paul Twitchell, email@example.com, 617.450.1215
SOURCE AIDS Action Committee
Web Site: http://www.aac.org