Rose George
Author and journalist, UK

Rose George is a journalist and author who has written for The New York Times, The Guardian and the Independent, among others. Her most recent book is Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood (2018). She lives in Yorkshire.

Written by Rose George

An inmate sits on her bunk in an HIV-segregated dorm at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. Photo by Dave Martin/AP/Rex

Essay/
Human rights and justice
Purity rules

It is difficult to catch and straightforward to treat. So why does society still shame and punish people infected with HIV?

Rose George