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US: Sero Project to present new data on harm of HIV criminalisation to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)

October 24, 2012

Tomorrow, Thursday October 25th, the Sero Project, a human rights organisation comprised of people living with HIV who seek to end inappropriate criminal prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure or for potential or perceived HIV exposure or transmission, will present new data … More

Video: Seminar on HIV Criminalisation, Berlin, 20 September 2012 (EATG/DAH/IPPF/HIV in Europe)

October 23, 2012

This international conference on the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, potential or perceived HIV exposure and non-intentional HIV transmission took place at the Rotes Rathaus in Berlin on 20th September 2012. HIV advocates, law and human rights experts and other concerned … More

HIV Criminalization – An Epidemic Of Ignorance? Press Conference at AIDS 2012 (Press Release)

July 24, 2012

For Immediate Release ****MEDIA ADVISORY**** Press Conference: 10am, Wednesday 25th July, Press Conference Room 2 HIV Criminalization – An Epidemic Of Ignorance? Laws and prosecutions that single out people with living with HIV are ineffective, counterproductive and unjust. As delegates … More

Canada: New documentary, ‘Positive Women: Exposing Injustice’ has world premiere in Toronto

June 15, 2012

Last night saw the world premiere of a compelling, heart-wrenchingly moving 45 minute documentary film executive produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network that tells the intimately personal stories of four women living with HIV in Canada. It argues that … More

Norway: First gay man to be prosecuted goes public, makes a real difference (corrected)

April 27, 2012

Correction: Louis Gay tells me that he is not the first gay man to be prosecuted in Norway. I am the first one to be prosecuted for practicing “safer sex” (oral sex, only. with no condom and no contact with … More

Tell your story – how are you impacted by HIV criminalisation?

August 4, 2011

Understanding the unintended impacts of the criminalisation of HIV exposure or transmission – way beyond the relatively few individuals who are accused, arrested and/or prosecuted – can play a crucial part in advocating against such laws and prosecutions. Over the … More

Global: Powerful personal testimony and video highlight criminalisation concerns

November 30, 2010

IPPF (the International Planned Parenthood Association) has been campaigning against the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, alleged exposure and non-intentional transmission for the past few years, and this World AIDS Day they are highlighting their ‘Criminalise Hate Not HIV’ Campaign. They … More

Opinion: I Am HIV Positive and I Don’t Blame Anybody—Including Myself

November 12, 2010

A few months ago, I received an email from a young researcher and activist living with HIV.  Kirk Grisham said some very nice things about my work, and told me that I had inspired him to both write about the … More

US: Sean Strub blogs on why tackling criminalisation is crucial

November 9, 2010

POZ magazine founder, fellow anti-criminalisation advocate – and friend – Sean Strub, recently joined forces with the incredible Catherine Hanssens and her amazing team at the Centre for HIV Law & Policy to launch the Positive Justice Project. In his … More

Canada: Video project highlights anger, frustration with criminalisation

November 11, 2009

A new video project by Canada-based filmmaker Orazio Caltagirone, AIDSphobia, is now available to watch on YouTube. Mixing speeches by Edwin Cameron with TV footage and other existing media, the video explores various issues surrounding the criminalisation of people living … More

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