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Authors
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme and UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
Title
UNAIDS Policy Brief: Criminalization of HIV Transmission
Imprint
UNAIDS, Geneva, August 2008, 8 pp
Url
http://hiv.developmentgateway.org/uploads/media/hiv/Policy_Brief.pdf
Abstract

"In some countries, criminal law is being applied to those who transmit or expose others to HIV infection. There are no data indicating that the broad application of criminal law to HIV transmission will achieve either criminal justice or prevent HIV transmission. Rather, such application risks undermining public health and human rights. Because of these concerns, UNAIDS urges governments to limit criminalization to cases of intentional transmission i.e. where a person knows his or her HIV positive status, acts with the intention to transmit HIV, and does in fact transmit it."

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