Letter: Soldiers and sex

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Sir: Who knows that two local women are HIV positive? If the Army commander has indeed been informed of this, both he and the health services are guilty of a massive breach of confidentiality.

The wider danger is that this incident feeds Jack Straw's counter-productive proposal to consider making HIV transmission a crime. The truth is that we all have responsibilities for our own consenting sexual actions and government has a responsibility for providing more, better, and continuing HIV education and for supporting people living with HIV, who need privacy and confidentiality, not press hysteria and criminality.



George House Trust