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July 24, 2007

Implanting Microchips to Track Positive People

Health advocates are opposing a new bill in the Indonesian province of Papua that would require HIV positive people to be implanted with a tracking microchip in the hopes of stopping the spread of the virus. Papua’s AIDS commission staunchly opposes the bill, saying that it violates basic human rights; the legislation must still be approved by the government and health and law experts and face a public referendum.

Also check out Regan Hofmann's interview with positive Papua New Guinean Maura Elaripe. 


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