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Tablets containing AZT, one of the three antiretroviral drugs doctors gave a newborn at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. to treat HIV.
Tablets containing AZT, one of the three antiretroviral drugs doctors gave a newborn at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. to treat HIV.
(JOHN MCCONNICO/AP)

Law has yet to catch up to science when it comes to HIV-AIDS

Canada’s judges need to learn a little science and apply it to their rulings, especially when it comes to HIV-AIDS.

That is the essential message that emerges from a new consensus statement from the country’s top infectious diseases specialists.

To date, there have been 146 people charged with criminal acts because they were infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.