The offence of having sex without first disclosing you have a sexually transmitted disease will be removed from the Public Health Act next year.
28 November 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald
HIV advocates and researchers have unanimously passed a motion condemning laws in Australia that force people to take a HIV test if they spit on or bite a police officer. “There is no justification for invading the privacy of people in custody by forcing them to undergo blood tests when there is no risk to the officer," said Levinia Crooks.
21 November 2016 | Star Observer
All criminal charges have been dropped against the 30 gay men living with HIV who were reported to the police by the Prague Public Health Authority earlier this year after they were diagnosed with an STI, Czech media report today.
The draconian behaviour of Prague Public Health led to widespread condemnation by human rights defenders.
17 November 2016 | HIV Justice Network
A group of leading HIV experts are calling for “caution to be exercised” when considering criminal charges against people who recklessly spread the disease. In a consensus statement published in the Medical Journal of Australia, Australian researchers and scientists argue that “criminal cases involving HIV transmission or exposure require that courts correctly comprehend the rapidly evolving science of HIV transmission and the impact of an HIV diagnosis”.
09 November 2016 | Gay News Network
The hyperpolicing of Black bodies doesn't merely occur as people walk, drive, breathe or engage in other daily activities while Black. Two recent studies document the extent to which Black people are criminalized for having HIV/AIDS—and how disproportionately they are penalized compared to White PLWHA, who experience criminalization as well.
13 September 2016 | Black AIDS Institute
Two women, suspected of being part of a syndicate that has been robbing clinics in Mpumalanga of much needed antiretrovirals (ARVs), are expected to appear in the Kanyamazane Magistrate's Court on October 5.
12 September 2016 | AllAfrica
Award-Winning Journalist Todd Heywood is #12 of Our 75 Most Amazing HIV-Positive People of 2016. But what happens when one of the country’s leading investigative journalists — who educates people on breaking down the stigma HIV-positive people face in society — finds himself the victim not only of a horrendous crime, but of a criminal justice system that often blames the victim?
18 August 2016 | HIVPlusMag
At AIDS 2016 in Durban last month, the HIV Justice Network revealed new data showing that Russia now tops the global HIV criminalisation league table. We found reports of at least 115 arrests, prosecutions and/or convictions in Russia during the 30-month period: April 2013 to October 2015. We have now collected eleven stories from the Russian media about women convicted under Article 122.
05 August 2016 | HIV Justice Network
Yesterday, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalisation based on updated research from our Advancing HIV Justice 2 report.
22 July 2016 | HIV Justice Network
For those of you in Durban for AIDS 2016 this week and next, make sure you don’t miss all the amazing HIV criminalisation events taking place. Download and print this 2-pager covering all the HIV criminalisation highlights.
15 July 2016 | HIV Justice Network