HIV-related criminal cases based on fear, not science, say advocates

Glauser, Wendy
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE573
Academic Journal
The article discusses the reasons why HIV-positive people in Canada conceal their health status. It states that the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has suggested that HIV-related cases must be prosecuted only when actual transmission has occurred. Executive director Richard Elliott of the Canadian Legal HIV/AIDS Network says that HIV victims less likely to seek counselling and medical services because of fear that their health care providers will turn them to the police.


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