HIV Criminalisation

The Global HIV Criminalisation Database comprises three interconnecting, fully searchable databases:

  • Laws & Analyses Full text of known HIV criminalisation laws used by country/jurisdiction, an overview of how laws are used, and significant advocacy developments
  • Cases HIV criminalisation cases taken verbatim from news media but with names and other identifying characteristics removed
  • Organisations Organisations actively working against HIV criminalisation and other intersectional forms of criminalisation

Each section of the Global HIV Criminalisation Database also features an interactive search tool and global map providing a visual account of where different kinds of laws are used, where various types of cases have been reported, and where organisations operate.

Watch this short video for a quick tour around the three different databases.

Global overview: Available content by country

How to use this map

Either choose a country or state from the drop-down menu or click on a country or state on the map to see a pop-up window with the available content on our website. In the pop-up window you can click on the purple items and numbers to get to the corresponding pages and search results for this country.

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