Reckless Vectors: The Infecting 'Other' in AIDS Law

Worth, Heather; Patton, Cindy; Goldstein, Diane
June 2007
HIV Australia;Jun-Aug2007, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses the criminal prosecution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related offences and victimisation. Some of the reasons for enactment of legislation related to HIV transmission are rehabilitation, retribution and deterrence. Failure to disclose HIV status to sexual partners is one of the foundations of prosecution in HIV exposure cases. Also cited are common misconceptions about individuals charged with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related crimes.


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