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GNP+ and the HIV Justice Network release ‘Advancing HIV Justice: a progress report of achievements and challenges in global advocacy against HIV criminalisation’

June 5, 2013

A new report released today by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the HIV Justice Network highlights the tireless work of advocates around the world challenging inappropriate criminal laws and prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure, potential or … More

UK: New research calls for better guidance for HIV service providers on criminal law, confidentiality and ethics

March 7, 2013

Yesterday saw the release of an important new UK study, Keeping Confidence: HIV and the criminal law from service provider perspectives, which explores how HIV criminalisation impacts those who deliver health and social care services for people with HIV. The … More

US: New Study Questions Michigan’s “Health Threat” Law (Press Release)

January 31, 2013

Michigan health officials are using HIV surveillance technologies to assist in enforcing a “health threat” law that makes it illegal for HIV-positive people to have sex without disclosing their status. A new University of Michigan study reveals that health officials … More

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

Canada: Study finds HIV criminalisation creates uncertainty, fear, and vulnerability

October 11, 2012

Last week’s devastating ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada was quick to dismiss evidence that that HIV criminalisation was damaging to public health.  “The only ‘evidence’ was studies presented by interveners suggesting that criminalization ‘probably’ acts as a deterrent … More

US: Study finds criminalising alleged HIV non-disclosure an ineffective HIV prevention tool

October 2, 2012

A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health by the leading US researcher into the impacts of HIV criminalisation, Carol Galletly J.D. and Ph.D., of the Center for AIDS Intervention Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, … More

HIV Criminalisation Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People with HIV in U.S. (Press Release)

July 25, 2012

The SERO Project: National Criminalization Survey Washington, D.C. July 25, 2012 Preliminary data from the Sero Project’s ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS … More

HIV criminalisation at AIDS 2012 (updated July 23)

July 23, 2012

The main focus of the International AIDS Conference, taking place right now in Washington DC until July 29th might not be the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, potential exposure and transmission, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of sessions, meetings … More

Global Commission on HIV and the Law: an analysis of their HIV criminalisation recommendations

July 9, 2012

Today, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law finally issued its long-awaited report, ‘HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health.’  It was well worth the wait. “Fundamentally unjust, morally harmful, and virtually impossible to enforce with any semblance … More

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