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  • US: Advocates launch Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform

    The consensus statement is underpinned by a concern that if HIV criminalisation reform focuses soley on changing laws so that those who are virally suppressed are not considered ‘a risk’ that this approach will not address the unjust disproportional impact of the US criminal legal system on people of colour, LGBTI people, sex workers, and the financially disadvantaged.

    14 July 2017 | HIV Justice Network
  • Charlie Sheen sued again for allegedly exposing ex to HIV

    Charlie Sheen is being sued again by an ex who claims the “Two and a Half Men” star lied about his HIV.

    26 June 2017 | New York Daily News
  • United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

    Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

    23 May 2017 | Rolling Stone
  • Criminal laws fail to deter transmission of AIDS virus

    “There has been much discussion about whether criminal-exposure laws affect HIV-risk behaviors or transmission,” Dr. Jonathan Mermin of the CDC said. “In this analysis, we found no association between HIV diagnosis rates and laws that criminalize HIV exposure.”

    02 May 2017 | Reuters
  • The CEO of HIV

    Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

    26 April 2017 | New York Times
  • GNP+ Appoints Human Rights Activist as Its New Executive Director

    The Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurel Sprague as our new Executive Director. Dr. Sprague is a passionate social justice activist and a widely respected educator and researcher who has extensively championed the human rights and needs of key populations and people living with HIV. She has served as the regional coordinator for the North American Affiliate of GNP+ and as a GNP+ Board Member, and has provided technical support to PLHIV networks worldwide on the People Living with HIV Stigma Index research and analysis for nearly a decade.

    03 April 2017 | GNP+
  • As HIV landscape shifts, move to rethink laws on transmission

    Thirty years ago, AIDS was a national nightmare — a plague killing thousands every year, sparking panic and paranoia. It was in that climate that California enacted criminal laws to target people with HIV who were believed to be putting others at risk of infection.

    21 March 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

    Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that unfairly punishes HIV-positive people.

    09 March 2017 | U.S. News & World Report
  • Advocates hope for change in HIV non-disclosure law after Ottawa meeting with provinces

    Advocacy groups are hoping the law criminalizing HIV non-disclosure in Canada will change after a meeting between Ottawa and the provinces in the spring. Last month, a protest was held outside the ministry’s office to protest the “overly broad and unjust” charges relative to HIV disclosure. Ontario leads in the number of people charged with HIV status non-disclosure and 180 people have been charged across the country

    07 March 2017 | Toronto Star
  • Russia: Government to examine possibility of removing HIV-specific criminal law and broadening prosecutions to all serious, communicable diseases under general ‘bodily harm’ laws

    The Russian government is considering removing Article 122 (Infection with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus) from the Criminal Code, according to an article published earlier this month on the RBC website.

    28 February 2017 | HIV Justice Network
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