State Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver), one of the prime sponsors of the bill, reiterated the importance of the legislation for at-risk communities in Colorado.
“‘All Coloradans deserve access to life-saving medical care, and this new law will ensure that the most systemically underserved groups have that access,’ said Herod. ‘HIV impacts the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our state, often people of color who already face systemic health disparities and barriers to getting the care they need. This law will reduce the stigma of HIV and save lives.'”
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