Is there a moral obligation not to infect others?

  title={Is there a moral obligation not to infect others?},
  author={John Harris and S\oren Holm},
  volume={311 7014},
The emergence of HIV infection and AIDS has refocused concern on the obligations surrounding the carrying and transmission of communicable diseases. This article asks three related questions: Is there a general duty not to spread contagion? Are there special obligations not to communicate disease in the workplace? And does the mode of transmission of the disease affect the ethics of transmission and, if so, how and to what extent? There seems to be a strong prima facie obligation not to harm… CONTINUE READING