Getting Tough on Criminalization (February 3, 2012)
In some cases, people have been jailed for failing to disclose HIV in situations where they couldn’t possibly have transmitted it. And yet, says Edwin J. Bernard, there have been some encouraging international policy developments in the fight against the unjust persecution of people with HIV.
HIV Criminalization: A Blog Entry by Gary Bell (January 24, 2012)
"Perhaps the greatest concern is that these laws, which were no doubt designed to prevent infection, will more likely have the opposite effect of scaring people away from getting tested. ... In other words, in our efforts to prevent the spread of HIV, the shield is mightier than the sword."
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