Criminalization of HIV Transmission

April 2011
PANCAP Newsletter;Apr2011, p2
The article reports that the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has initiated a project to investigate the scientific, medical, legal and human rights aspects of the application of criminal laws to HIV transmission. It notes the aim of the project to insure the appropriateness of the application of the criminal law by use of the most relevant scientific evidence and legal principles. It further highlights the importance of voluntary and confidential HIV testing and counseling.


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