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BBC Tackles HIV, Disclosure and Criminalization as German Singer's Trial Begins

August 17, 2010

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German pop singer Nadja Benaissa is facing criminal charges for not disclosing her HIV status before having unprotected sex -- and subsequently allegedly infecting one of her partners. World Have Your Say, a BBC podcast, dedicated an entire show to the topic on Aug. 16. The show's guests, including Edwin Bernard, an expert in HIV/AIDS criminalization, and Todd Heywood, an HIV-positive reporter for the Michigan Messenger, discussed whether HIV-positive people should tell their sexual partners their status; whether not disclosing should be a criminal offense; and the barriers that stop some from being open about having HIV.

You can download the 50-minute BBC podcast here or use our player on the right.

Kellee Terrell is's former news editor.

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