Getting info to curb HIV

SINGAPORE may introduce legislation empowering health workers to ask HIV patients for information on their sexual partners, a senior health official said in remarks published yesterday.  

The lack of data is hindering the ability of the government's Communicable Disease Centre to rein in the spread of new infections, Minister of State for Health Balaji Sadasivan was quoted as saying by the Today newspaper. 

Balaji had suggested last week that one of Asia's most popular gay and lesbian festivals might be behind a sharp rise in the number of new HIV infections in Singapore. – AFP  

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