Complexity Surrounding Changing Iowa HIV Transmission Law Examined
The Iowa Independent looks at the complexity of changing Iowa's HIV transmission law. The Independent writes that Iowa "isn't a state with a high percentage of people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Prosecutions related to this particular law are often highly publicized as much for their uniqueness as for a public's need to know. In addition, of the statute's 24 convictions since its inception, three have been appealed and subsequently affirmed by the Iowa Supreme Court." The article features comments from a former state legislator and a member of the legislative study committee that could potentially reconsider this law (Waddington, 7/3).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.