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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Clinical Dermatology

Volume 26, Issue 5, September-October 2008, Pages 574.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2007.11.009. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.


On July 24, 2007, the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian, unjustly accused of infecting Libyan children with the AIDS virus, were freed by the Libyan government. They had spent a tumultuous seven years in prison, much of the time on death row, having been accused of injecting the children with tainted blood they had brought with them. This was not only preposterous but also an impossibility as the particular strain of the AIDS virus had been found in Libya, two years prior. [1]

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