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Video and written reports for Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation at AIDS 2016 now available

September 8, 2016

On 17 July 2016, approximately 150 advocates, activists, researchers, and community leaders met in Durban, South Africa, for Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation – a full-day pre-conference meeting preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) to discuss progress on … More

Global advocacy highlights against HIV criminalisation presented at AIDS 2016

July 22, 2016

Yesterday, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalisation based on updated research from our Advancing HIV Justice 2 report. Advancing HIV Justice: Building momentum in … More

Australia: Victoria’s HIV-specific criminal law, Section 19A, finally repealed today

May 28, 2015

In a joint media release, Living Positive Victoria and the Victorian AIDS Council have welcomed the passage of the Crimes Amendment (Repeal of Section 19A) Act 2015 by the Victorian Parliament. The Act repeals Australia’s only HIV-specific law criminalising the … More

Australia: Campaign against Victoria’s HIV-specific criminal law launched to tie in with Melbourne Declaration for AIDS 2014

May 19, 2014

Living Positive Victoria, the organisation representing people living with HIV in the Australian state of Victoria, has launched a campaign for community and cross-party political support to reform the state’s HIV-specific criminal law, the only such law in Australia. Section … More

Australia: Man pleads guilty to infecting wife, gets three years

March 15, 2009

A court in Victoria, Australia has sentenced an HIV-positive haemophiliac to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to not informing his wife of his HIV status and subsequently infecting her. In order to protect the wife’s identity, the … More

Australia: Lam Kuoth’s laywers appeal against ‘excessive’ suspended sentence

August 24, 2008

Lawyers for Lam Kuoth have lodged an appeal against his two year suspended sentence for HIV exposure, claiming it is “manifestly excessive”. Story from the Herald Sun, below, which also was printed in a later editions under the rather sarcastic … More

Australia: Suspended sentence for HIV exposure angers some

August 16, 2008

Interesting (over)reaction to the two year suspended sentence handed down to Lam Kuoth for HIV exposure in Melbourne last week. Following a guilty plea to two counts of recklessly endangerment, Mr Kuoth has been sentenced to two years’ prison, suspended … More

Australia: Michael Neal not guilty of deliberate HIV transmission

July 31, 2008

It took three and half days, but following a six-week trial, the case against Michael Neal – which created a political scandal and huge media attention (see below) – has ended with a mixed verdict. The jury found 49 year-old … More

Australia: Guilty plea for HIV exposure likely to save Melbourne man from jail

July 2, 2008

A 29 year-old Melbourne man, Lam Kuoth, is likely to receive a suspended sentence following his guilty plea last year for two counts of HIV exposure (to the same woman). The Sudanese migrant, whose case was highly publicised last year … More

Australia: Not guilty verdict in Melbourne HIV exposure trial

April 4, 2008

A man whose case notes were released to police investigating Michael Neal has been found not guilty of criminal HIV transmission, reports The Geelong Advertiser. The prosecution’s case against Mr Solomon Mwale, 38, originally from Zambia, hinged on the timing … More

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