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Should HIV Be Criminalized?

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Should HIV Be Criminalized?

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Should HIV Be Criminalized?

Should HIV Be Criminalized?

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Johnson Aziga is a Canadian man who was diagnosed with HIV. He had unprotected sex without telling his partners he was HIV positive.

In April, a court found Aziga guilty of murder for transmitting the disease to two female partners who later died.

Guests:

Jon Wells, reporter for The Hamilton Spectator. His article about visiting Aziga in jail can be found here.

Regan Hofmann, editor-in-chief of POZ Magazine, a publication for people living with and affected by AIDS. Her piece, "Should People Who Spread HIV Go to Jail?" appeared in The Daily Beast.

Jonathan Turley, professor of public interest law at George Washington University. He blogged about the Aziga case on his website.

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