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Angola: Police report two prosecutions in 2007/8

July 13, 2010

The first reported use of Angola’s 2004 HIV-specific law suggests at least two successful prosecutions in 2007/8. The brief-but-stigmatising report by Angola Press is below. It should be noted that “intentional transmission” is very likely to simply mean there was … More

Africa: HIV Laws Do More Harm Than Good by Miriam Mannak (IPS)

August 6, 2009

I received an email last week from Miriam Mannak, a freelance writer based in Cape Town, South Africa who keeps on blog on AIDS in Africa. She recently contributed this excellent piece on the spectre of criminalisation on her continent … More

Angola: Criminal HIV transmission laws under consideration

May 27, 2008

Angola’s government is considering a new law criminalising ‘intentional’ HIV transmission, according to a report from PlusNews, a UNAIDS-funded HIV/AIDS news and information service for sub-Saharan Africa. ANGOLA: Should intentional infection be a crime?LUANDA, 26 May 2008 Proposed reforms to … More

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