TITLE

Criminalizing HIV transmission may be a mistake

AUTHOR(S)
Wainberg, Mark A.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p688
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the risks associated with the plan of the Canadian government to convict HIV-positive people for their wilful transmission of the disease. It reveals that the move will likely result to the growth of individuals who will refuse to undergo HIV tests which will contribute to the spread of the disease. In addition, the author questions the consistency of identifying a person's wilful transmission of HIV.
ACCESSION #
36872546

 

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