CAMEROON: Whose responsibility is HIV transmission?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
YAOUNDÉ Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (IRIN) - When newspapers in Cameroon carried the story of a local businessman who allegedly had infected young girls with the HI virus, the calls to criminalise HIV transmission grew louder and the debate became more heated. The focus of discussions was a draft bill drawn up in 2002 that proposed life imprisonment for anyone having unprotected sex when they knew they were positive; if the sexual act did not transmit HIV, the punishment would be five years'...