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Complainant Name:
Maurice Greenham, The National AIDS Trust, Children's HIV Association

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr Maurice Greenham, the National AIDS Trust and the Children’s HIV Association complained that an article about foster parents not being informed of the possible HIV status of their foster children contained a number of inaccuracies.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction on the matter:

Following comments in an article on 23 February about foster parents not being informed of the possible HIV status of their foster children, we would like to make clear that it is highly unlikely that a child born to an HIV positive mother would develop HIV where appropriate drugs have been administered during delivery. There has never been a recorded case of a family caring for an HIV positive infant being infected. It takes three months – not eighteen – to ascertain the HIV status of a child born to an HIV positive mother.

Report: 79



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