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The criminalisation of HIV transmission
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    HIV transmission in crime? A Brazilian point of view

    Dear Editor

    The basic principles of law applied in Brazil follow the Roman Right. The medical ethics and bioethics approach generally implies that doctors must respect patient confidentiality, even in a potentially risky situation, where, for example, someone with HIV does not tell his/her partner and the physician is aware of the patient's infection. Some have attempted to prosecute those who knowingly transmit HIV, b...

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