Zambia Seeks to Criminalize Deliberate AIDS Spread
November 6, 2001
The government of Zambia last week said it would introduce a law making the deliberate spread of HIV/AIDS a crime punishable by up to 20 years in jail. If enacted, the legislation would be the first such law in Africa. One Zambian adult in five has HIV/AIDS.
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