HIV is a virus, not a crime.

Edwin Cameron, Scott Burris, Michaela Clayton

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Criminalization of HIV transmission is an ineffective tool for combating AIDS and a costly distraction from programmes that we know work--programmes such as effective prevention, protection against discrimination, reducing stigma, empowering women and providing access to testing and treatment. In this article, which is based on a plenary presentation by Edwin Cameron, the authors advance ten reasons why criminalization is poor public health policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalHIV/AIDS policy & law review / Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

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