Ed Team

Bad precedent

Filed By Ed Team | April 10, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Canada, HIV/AIDS, Johnson Aziga, prosecution

"People will not be disclosing their HIV status to their partners for fear of being charged. People are going to not be tested even if they suspect they may have the HIV virus in order to protect the knowledge that they don't have it."

--Munyonzwe Hamalengwa, lawyer for Johnson Aziga, who was found guilty of first-degree murder for infecting two women to whom he did not disclose his HIV status in Canada


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Make sure you read the article and others on this story. He deceived or sexually assaulted these women. 7 were infected, 2 are dead.

This needs much more context, Alex. I agree with Eric about reading the entire article, which you did link to. And here is Margaret Wente's take on the subject from the Globe and Mail.