April 24, 2012
HIV Criminalization Law Proposed in Bahrain
Lawmakers in Bahrain have proposed a penalty of 10 years in prison for people in the country who intentionally transmit HIV to another person, the Khaleej Times reports. The new penalty for HIV transmission is part of a bill that promotes itself as trying to curb the spread of the virus while also protecting the health and rights of people living with HIV, specifically against employment-related discrimination.
To read the Khaleej Times article, click here.
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