Medicine And The Media

Sex crime

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.396a (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:396
  1. Richard Momeyer

    After less than one minute of opening scene setting and provocative sound bites, reporter Mark Easton cut to the central question in Public Eye's searching and thoughtful documentary: “With someone diagnosed HIV positive in Great Britain every four hours, how should we respond to those who knowingly and secretly risk spreading the AIDS virus?” As grim images of “innocent victims” and seemingly callous quotations from heads of organisations that advocate on behalf of people who are HIV positive piled up, the programme's biases became clear: Britain should follow the lead of most of western Europe and North America and criminalise such behaviour.

    En route to this suggestion, many of the right questions were posed and …

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