The state is urging Michigan residents to participate in a program providing free HIV-prevention medication.

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Legislation in Michigan would reduce criminal penalties for people who intentionally don’t tell their sexual partners that they have HIV in order to spread the disease.

The bills have stalled in a state House committee.

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Medical experts in Michigan say reducing the stigma of HIV is key to stopping the spread of the disease.