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The Threat Lives On: How To Exclude Expectant Mothers From Prosecution For Mere Exposure Of HIV To Their Fetuses And Infants

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January 2015


Great news: the HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing for the better. Bad news: do not get caught pregnant while HIV positive.' Some HIV-related criminal transmission laws have missed the boat. If expectant mothers who are infected with HIV follow the current U.S. health care guidelines, the risk of transmission to their fetuses/infants could be reduced significantly, in some cases to below an astonishing one percent. Doctors and researchers are closer to finding a cure for perinatal HIV transmission! In March 2014, reports surfaced that a baby may have been cured of the virus

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Cleveland State Law Review

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