Right, because publicly posting a woman’s HIV+ status without her consent is the most effective and morally defensible way to respond to an increase in the infection rate. Or you could just kick her out of the country without any treatment.
As funds have dried up for public-health programs that kept the spread of HIV in check, Greek medical authorities have turned to increasingly more extreme measures to fend off a crisis. In May, Greek police arrested 16 sex workers who tested positive for HIV and accused them of knowingly spreading the infection. The alleged sex workers were remanded in custody for several days before Médecins Sans Frontières Greece intervened.
“You cannot protect public health by penalizing patients,” said MSFG director Reveka Papadopoulou. Most of the women who were arrested in the roundup didn’t know they were carriers of the disease because they didn’t have access to the public health care that would allow them to get tested.