South Africa: Firing Over HIV Drugs Ruled Wrongful
October 28, 2008
A judge in South Africa has found in favor of a doctor who was sacked by a provincial health department seven years ago. In 2001, Dr. Malcolm Naude was fired from the Mpumalanga Province Health Department for violating its prohibition against prescribing antiretrovirals to rape survivors to lessen their chances of being infected with HIV, and for protesting the eviction of a rape crisis group that advocated such post-exposure prophylaxis. Public outcry over Naude's dismissal helped change the department's policy in 2002.
New York Times
10.23.2008; Celia W. Dugger
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