Part One of The Current
It's Thursday, June 7th.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that time is running out on a solution for the Eurozone.
Currently ... that's weird. He's usually more interested in oil than Greece.
This is The Current.
Legalities involving disclosure of HIV status - Panel
Police in Manitoba have charged a 25 year old Winnipeg woman with aggravated sexual assault. They say she did not tell a man wich who she had sexual relations that she was HIV positive -- the virus linked to AIDS.
Now, he is alleged to have the virus as well. Since 1998, it's been illegal in Canada not reveal to a sexual partner that you carry HIV. More than 130 people have been charged for not disclosing. But some activists and medical professionals believe these laws may actually put people living with HIV/AIDS in more danger than those worried about contracting the virus.
We are joined by two women who live with HIV and face the decision of when to disclose. Claudia Medina appears in the documentary - and was in our Toronto studio. Denise Becker was in our Kelowna studio. And Alison Symington is a senior policy analyst at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
On this week's Sunday Edition, Canada Canada is the only jurisdiction in the world to have convicted someone of murder for transmitting the HIV virus. Karin Wells will bring us a story that pits the woman who prosecuted that case against one of the leading HIV doctors in the country. Her documentary is called A Calculated Risk. It airs at 10 am Sunday, 10:30 in Newfoundland and parts of Labrador on CBC Radio One.
This segment was produced by The Current's Kathleen Goldhar.
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