Thursday, September 30, 2010
AIDS and Gender Discrimination in Kenya
I just wanted to let readers know that an article I published with the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law is finally out. In the article, my clinic partner and I discuss international and domestic legal arguments against criminalizing HIV/AIDS transmission. While most governments rightly want to prevent the further spread of the disease, criminalization is both ineffective and can discourage victims from seeking help at public health clinics. The article focuses on Kenya, but many countries in Asia have similar laws (in an earlier draft we cited a case from Singapore). I'd be interested in hearing whether anybody has come across similar problems with Southeast Asian HIV policies.