Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Public Health


The HIV/AIDS epidemic in nations that use Islamic scripture in law has faced several challenges. The conservative ethical and political approach to the epidemic has been ineffective in halting the spread of and treating the existence of HIV/AIDS. It is expected that there will be several structural barriers to obtaining care, treatment, and prevention services for HIV/AIDS in these nations particularly for vulnerable populations such as Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), and sex workers. This research will investigate and analyze research, laws, politics, ethics, and structure in the nations of Malaysia and Kazakhstan and how the access of care and prevention of HIV/AID is affected and addressed. From this research barriers will be found and intervention mechanisms can be created to address this issue.

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