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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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11.01.01; Reuters


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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