Cannock man jailed for giving partner HIV


BY HANA KAJIMURA

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-14278583

I’m sad to see HIV transmission returning to “reckless behavior” and those infected with HIV debased to “monsters” by the press— feels like a huge step (more like a 30-year-leap) backwards. Seems to me that all involved here need resources and information, not jail time. Just last year our White House announced a major change US HIV/AIDS policy, concluding that “the continued existence and enforcement of these types of laws [criminalizing HIV infection] run counter to scientific evidence about routes of HIV transmission and may undermine the public health goals of promoting HIV screening and treatment.” What do you think?

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