Sexual ethics is an area prone to strongly felt moral intuitions. We saw this play out in the good, bad and sometimes ugly commentary following Charlie Sheen’s public disclosure of his HIV status. But just how much disclosure is it reasonable to expect from a sex partner, particularly if that relationship isn’t a serious and committed one?
2 hours ago | The Conversation
Following a scoping consultation which ran from autumn 2014 to spring 2015, the Law Commission (of England and Wales) has now published its report containing their final recommendations to the UK Government.
09 November 2015 | HIV Justice Network
This week sees the release of an important new short film from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Consent: HIV non-disclosure and sexual assault law interrogates whether criminalising HIV non-disclosure does what the Supreme Court of Canada believes it does – … More →
16 October 2015 | HIV Justice Network
Recently, Who’s the Boss? child star Danny Pintauro disclosed to Oprah the world that he was HIV+. While Pintauro’s act of disclosing his status should be universally applauded, the message he brings with it warrants a little more scrutiny.
07 October 2015 | Gay News Network
Legally, people with HIV often have to prove they had disclosed their status to partners. The IDislose app may help do that.
24 September 2015 | Poz magazine news
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has subpoenaed three providers of HIV and STI testing in Los Angeles, demanding that they release records on specific clients from as far back as 2007. The clients whose records were subpoenaed are adult film actors. This is the latest in Weinstein's long history of attacks on the human rights and autonomy of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those he perceives as vulnerable to HIV.
21 September 2015 | The Body
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe does not hide his disdain for gays and lesbians and is on record describing homosexuals as “worse that pigs and dogs” and homosexuality as a “white problem". Now, with less than three months before the opening of the International Conference on Aids and STIs in Africa (ICASA) conference set for December, Mugabe will once again be in the spotlight. Senior officials within government and in particular the National Aids Council (NAC) indicated that there seems to have been a climb-down within government following a realisation that “alienating these key populations would work against government efforts to reduce the prevalence of HIV and Aids”.
08 September 2015 | The Standard, Zimbabwe
A new study presented to the IAS conference in Vancouver, Canada found that 44 per cent of women within a research cohort of people who use injection drugs living with HIV in Vancouver would be legally obligated to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners. Within the study, 65 per cent of male participants compared with only 45 percent of female participants satisfied the Supreme Court of Canada’s legal test for HIV non-disclosure. This says that people living with HIV must disclose their HIV status to a partner before sexual activity unless both a condom is used and a low HIV viral load is present.
26 August 2015 | HIV Justice Network
President Barack Obama has announced a National HIV/AIDS strategy designed to carry the country’s policy through to 2020. The updated policy, positive in many ways, lacks one crucial element: the criminal justice system’s role in fueling HIV and AIDS.
20 August 2015 | The Hill
Members of the medical and legal community joined HIV activists in expressing outrage at the 30½ year sentence imposed on a Black Missouri college student and star wrestler following his conviction under the state law that makes it a felony for people diagnosed with HIV to have sexual contact without documenting they disclosed their HIV status.
17 July 2015 | The Center for HIV Law and Policy