Ethical Implications of HIV/AIDS
Monday, June 21, 2010
We continue our five part series AIDS: Then & Now with a look at how ethical issues around the virus have and have not changed over the decades. We’ll talk with Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center at Columbia University, about why a number of states have statutes criminalizing HIV transmission and the recent court ruling which upholds the ban on gay men donating blood.
Plus, the ethics of disclosure for HIV+ individuals, and enduring questions about who should pay for treatment.
Listen to Leonard's 1987 interview on the ethical and political implications of the AIDS crisis with Tom Stoddard of Lambda Legal, Carol Levine of the Hastings Center and AIDS activist Larry Kramer here: