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Uganda Criminalizes 'Willful' HIV Transmission

Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing the “willful and intentional” transmission of HIV. The bill imposes jail sentences of up to 10 years for those found guilty and also requires pregnant women and their partners to get tested for the virus. Parliamentarian Peter Aleper told local television last week that people who knowingly transmit HIV are dangerous to others. “Every punishment should be given because this person is aware that he or she is infected, and goes...

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