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South African government's response to AIDS crisis is sound

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1143
  1. Udo Schuklenk, Lecturer in bioethics (
  1. Monash University, Centre for Human Bioethics, VIC 3168, Australia

    EDITOR—Sidley reports that the South African government is refusing to provide money for giving zidovudine to pregnant women who are HIV positive.1 It is time to come out in defence of the government. The South African health minister and her colleagues in regional governments have made an ethically responsible decision about …

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