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Africa’s HIV transmission laws based on questionable science

August 31, 2007

Africa’s HIV transmission laws based on questionable scienceby Cassandra Willyard, New York Nature Medicine 13, 890 (2007)Published online: 31 August 2007 Faced with an AIDS epidemic that kills millions every year, countries in sub-Saharan Africa are contemplating a new prevention … More

Australia: Editorial argues epidemiological information should be used to prosecute ‘reckless’ individuals

May 14, 2007

An editorial in The Age argues that Australia’s HIV Epidemiology Project should be used to track down individuals who are ‘reckless’ so that they can be prosecuted. This is not only unethical, it is also not scientifically possible given the … More

Australia: Federal goverment plans HIV genotype database to ‘trace reckless infections’

April 28, 2007

‘The Age’ reports on the HIV Epidemiology Project which may be used to trace people who criminally transmit HIV. Full report below: Plan to genetically trace reckless HIV infections Julia MedewApril 28, 2007 People who have recklessly or deliberately infected … More

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