UK: Prevention not prosecutions, concludes expert panel

A World AIDS Day debate, HIV and the Criminal Law, at City University London, has concluded that prosecutions for ‘reckless’ HIV transmission do not serve public health and that “HIV prevention must be the primary objective above an appetite for justice, by raising awareness of the partner’s health and investing in more education.”

Some of the smartest minds in HIV and legal policy appeared at the event which was chaired by broadcaster (and barrister) Clive Anderson.

Panellists included:

Full report on the City University London website.