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Mother to child HIV transmission. Should mothers be legally responsible?

One of the ways in which is spread is mother to child HIV transmission, which can occur during the pregnancy, delivery or via breastfeeding. A recent article (Journal Medical Ethics 41; 375-378, 2015) discusses whether the women who transmit HIV to their children in the aforementioned circumstances could be legally prosecuted, concluding that they would only be subject to legal punishment if they transmit it during breastfeeding.

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