HIV and Women: Incongruent Policies, Criminal Consequences

12 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2011  

Aziza Ahmed

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: December 19, 2011

Abstract

The new agency UN WOMEN must play an active role in the standardization of laws and policies at the global and national level where their incongruence has negative and often criminal consequences for the health and lives of women and girls. This article focuses in on three such examples: opt-out testing for HIV, criminalization of vertical transmission, and the new World Health Organization guidelines on breastfeeding.

Suggested Citation

Ahmed, Aziza, HIV and Women: Incongruent Policies, Criminal Consequences (December 19, 2011). Yale Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 32-42, Winter 2011; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 69-2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1974628

Aziza Ahmed (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )

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Boston, MA 02115
United States

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