TITLE

Prosecuting for knowingly transmitting HIV is warranted

AUTHOR(S)
Berger, Philip B.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/23/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p1368
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views regarding the prosecution of intentional or reckless transmission of HIV to others. The author suggests that reasonable starting point of the transmission behaviour should be established to prosecute justifiably the criminals. The author urges that person exhibiting the physical signs of HIV infection and recklessly infect others should not be excused from criminal liability for deliberate infection and nondisclosure.
ACCESSION #
41784824

 

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