n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Transmission of HIV in the fighting arts : forum

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Two fighters, X and Y, engage in a bout. Unbeknown to fighter Y, but known to fighter X, fighter X is HIV positive. Fighter X fails to disclose his HIV-positive status to fighter Y before the bout. During the course of the bout both fighters sustain open wounds, fighter X bleeds into an open wound on fighter Y, and fighter Y is infected with HIV.

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