Awareness and Understanding of HIV Non-disclosure Case Law and the Role of Healthcare Providers in Discussions About the Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure Among Women Living with HIV in Canada

  title={Awareness and Understanding of HIV Non-disclosure Case Law and the Role of Healthcare Providers in Discussions About the Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure Among Women Living with HIV in Canada},
  author={Sophie Patterson and Valerie Nicholson and M J Milloy and Gina Suzanne Ogilvie and Robert S. Hogg and Allison Carter and Tian Li and Erin Ding and Paul Sereda and Saara Greene and Alexandra de Pokomandy and Mona Loutfy and Angela Kaida},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
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