Ana Oliveira, the executive director of Gay Men's Health Crisis, is more receptive to the idea. "We find ourselves at a time where the idea of holding people accountable, of building consequences into behavior choices, may be needed to help change the paradigm," Oliveira says. "We certainly appreciate the element of justice in your idea. It could act as a deterrent, and that would be helpful. The difficulty is that it would be impractical to implement. It would require some kind of a determination process and the pitfall would be a lot of he said/he said situations."
Still, Oliveira thinks everything should be on the table right now, as do many other frustrated public health officials and HIV-prevention educators. So I'm tossing my idea out there.
Anyone else care to comment?
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