Botswana: Belief that many are deliberately transmitting HIV fuels calls for criminal HIV transmission laws

Those That Sow HIV Deserve Prison

Voice journalist Naledi Mokgwathi, recently went out onto the streets of Gaborone to find out what B0tswanans think about the issue.

“People should be forced to test at intervals so that when someone accuses them of willfully transmitting the virus, records are brought up to see if the person knew their status.”

“It’s in line with murder, it’s like hurting someone severely and it deserves life imprisonment, because if they were to be let out of prison, they might continue doing the same thing.”

“It is going to be difficult to find out what really happened and if it was done intentionally.”

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