August 17, 2010
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 TheBody.com's former news editor.
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