HIV criminalisation: another form of violence against women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, by Evgenia Maron

October 23, 2016

Русский текст читайте, пожалуйста, ниже Today, Sunday, October 23, 2016, Positive Women’s Network – USA observes the third National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV. This is an event to create awareness about the levels … More

HIV Stigma: Terrorising women in Russia’s traditional societies, by Evgenia Maron

October 10, 2016

Русский текст читайте, пожалуйста, ниже On May 30 this year, a publication appeared in the Russian media with a sensational headline: in Dagestan, police stated that unknown men killed a woman after suspecting her of transmitting HIV to others. Without … More

Poster Action at AIDS 2016, by Laurel Sprague Ph.D. Global Research Fellow on HIV, Gender, and Justice, HIV Justice Network

September 8, 2016

(R-L) Paul Kidd, Trevor Hoppe, Edwin Bernard and Nicholas Feustel in front of some of the many posters on HIV criminalisation presented at AIDS 2016     Participants at AIDS 2016 saw a remarkable number of posters on HIV criminalisation … More

Working with the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS: Increased commitments towards enabling legal environments, by Laurel Sprague

July 8, 2016

By Laurel Sprague Ph.D. Global Research Fellow on HIV, Gender, and Justice, HIV Justice Network As the dust settles from the 2016 High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, our communities need to take stock of where we are now and … More

Together we *can* make HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE a reality, by Edwin J Bernard

April 5, 2016

Two weeks ago, thanks to generous funding for 2016-18 from the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund, a group of committed activists from all over the world came together in Brighton, the home of the HIV Justice Network, so we … More

EACS 2015: Where has the prevention benefit of treatment impacted HIV criminalisation in Europe?

October 28, 2015

Last week, at the 15th European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) Conference in Barcelona, I presented a poster on behalf of the HIV Justice Network, that showed where the prevention benefit of treatment has impacted HIV criminalisation in Europe. The reality … More

Missouri police, prosecutors and media reach new low in history of overly zealous policing of overly broad HIV criminalisation [updated]

July 22, 2015

Following the prosecution and conviction of Michael Johnson, the US state of Missouri is now ‘ground zero’ for both overly broad HIV criminalisation and overly zealous law enforcement. Yesterday police arrested (and alerted media to) a man whose only ‘crime’ … More

Ending overly broad HIV criminalization: Canadian scientists and clinicians stand for justice

July 21, 2015

This week, thousands of HIV scientists and clinicians are meeting in Vancouver at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, also known as IAS2015. The focus is on ending the AIDS epidemic through new evidence … More

South Africa: President Zuma has NOT passed an ‘HIV tattoo’ law but much of Africa thinks he has

June 4, 2015

In January 25th of this year, a South African satirical news site,, published a ‘story’ headlined, ‘Law Passed: All HIV Positive People Would Be Marked Near Their Genitals’. The ‘story’ reads as follows: President Zuma signed a bill that seem … More

Keynote address by Justice OBK Dingake to the SADC PF Standing Committee on Human and Social Development and special interogation of criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission in the SADC region

June 3, 2015

The following is the keynote address by Justice Dr. Oagile Key Dingake presented to a meeting co-hosted by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) of the SADC … More

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