One (Very Controversial) Way to Track HIV’s Spread

“Lawmakers in Indonesia’s remote province of Papua have thrown their support behind a controversial bill requiring some HIV/AIDS patients to be implanted with microchips – part of extreme efforts to monitor the disease. Local health workers and AIDS activists called the plan ‘abhorrent.’ […] The technical and practical details still need to be hammered out, but if the proposed legislation gets a majority vote as expected, it will be enacted next month, he and others said.” [AP]