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Ex-nurse accused of raping woman loses appeal over HIV test

A former nurse charged with raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient at a long-term care center in Phoenix has lost his appeal of a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Published
17 June 2019
From
Associated Press
Canada: Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected

The Liberals hope to address the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure if re-elected in the fall, the federal justice minister said Friday as advocacy groups pushed the government to make changes to the law.

Published
17 June 2019
From
CTV News
UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of Colombia to strike down the section of the criminal code criminalizing HIV transmission

UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of Colombia to remove the section of the criminal code that criminalizes HIV and Hepatitis B transmission. Overly broad criminalization of HIV transmission is ineffective, discriminatory and does not support efforts to prevent new HIV infections.

Published
17 June 2019
From
UNAIDS
Vancouver police search for subject of unprecedented HIV-medication order

Last October, David Hynd pleaded guilty to violating B.C.'s Public Health Act, marking the first time B.C. medical authorities used the courts to force someone into treatment for the virus that causes AIDS. But he now faces six counts of breaching the terms of that order — and police are asking for the public's help in locating the 35-year-old, who has allegedly eluded them for more than a month.

Published
07 June 2019
From
CBC
Medical Investigation: How Did 494 Children In One Pakistani City Get HIV?

Dr. Minhaj Kidwai believes that the outbreak is a result of "contaminated syringes, syringes that are reused for injections in children, unscreened blood transfusions and reuse of dextrose and saline drips."

Published
22 May 2019
From
NPR
Zimbabwe: HIV/Aids transmission law repeal approved by Cabinet

The Marriages Amendment Bill which will repeal a legal provision that criminalises "wilful" transmission of HIV to a partner has been approved by Cabinet.

Published
13 May 2019
From
Bulawayo24 News
New Policy for British Columbia Prosecutors Still Harms People Living with HIV

The British Columbia Prosecution Service (BCPS) has issued an updated policy on criminally prosecuting cases of alleged HIV non-disclosure. This policy falls short of what is needed and continues to put people living with HIV in British Columbia at risk of unjust prosecution.

Published
25 April 2019
From
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Zimbabwe Justice minister plans to revoke 'Deliberate HIV Transmission' act

The criminal enactment was instituted in the 1990s at the height of the HIV and Aids pandemic when it seemingly threatened to wipe out the entire population. It was estimated then that a quarter of the population was infected with HIV. Up to 2000, many were reportedly dying from Aids every week. The government later tacitly admitted that there had been a deliberate alarmist approach to scare people into behaviour change.

Published
01 April 2019
From
NewsDay Zimbabwe
France: Highest Court confirms that people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load can never be prosecuted as the risk of transmission is nul

In a decision handed down on 5 March, the Court of Cassation ruled that it was impossible to prosecute an HIV-positive man on treatment who had sex without a condom and without informing his partner of his HIV status. That’s a first. In a decision handed down on 5 March, the Court of Cassation recognised the preventive nature of HIV treatment. Thus, any person whose viral load is undetectable, who has sex without a condom with another person without the latter being aware of the HIV status of his or her partner, cannot be prosecuted.

Published
22 March 2019
From
HIV Justice Network
Daryll Rowe infected others with HIV due to ‘denial’ about diagnosis

Daryll Rowe, who was convicted of deliberately infecting five men with HIV, has said in a new BBC documentary that he was in “denial” about his diagnosis, which he used as a “weapon to get a reaction.”

Published
18 March 2019
From
Pink News
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