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  • Please sign the @GlobalSexWork petition. @UN_Women, meaningfully include sex workers in policy development! 25 Oct 2016
  • RT @CtrHIVLawPolicy: Today is Day of Action to End #Violence Against #Women w/ #HIV! Learn more + take action at #p23 Oct 2016
  • HIV criminalisation is another form of violence against women in EECA. Powerful blog by @EvgeniaMaron #EndVAWHIV 23 Oct 2016
  • @PEPFAR @IAPAC Thanks for your leadership on highlighting importance of ending state sponsored stigma e.g. HIV criminalization #IAPAC2016 14 Oct 2016
  • RT @PEPFAR: “Ending stigma and discrimination is key to achieving an #AIDSfreegeneration.” - #AmbBirx @IAPAC 14 Oct 2016
  • RT @benyoungmd: @PEPFAR #AmbBirx: criminalization prevents LGBT populations from using #HIV testing/services in Africa. #iapac2016 @IAPAC @… 14 Oct 2016
  • #IAPAC2016 @benyoungmd "We must challenge state-sponsored stigma, fund fight against HIV #criminalisation and #criminalization of key pops." 14 Oct 2016
  • HIV Stigma: Terrorising women in Russia’s traditional societies, by @EvgeniaMaron in English and Russian… 10 Oct 2016
  • RT @AIDSLAW: Video and written reports for #BeyondBlame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation at #AIDS2016 are on-line:… 29 Sep 2016
  • Zimbabwe: Advocates highlight lack of up-to-date understanding of science in HIV-specific criminal law. @ZLHRLawyers 27 Sep 2016
  • RT @Martin_A_French: Packed theatre at yesterday's premiere of HIV Is Not A Crime - thanks to everyone who came out! 21 Sep 2016
  • Check out all the #HIV #criminalisation poster action at #AIDS2016. New blog post by @LaurelDSprague 08 Sep 2016
  • JUST RELEASED! Video and written reports from #BeyondBlame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation at #AIDS2016 08 Sep 2016
  • Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation at AIDS 2106: via @YouTube 08 Sep 2016
  • RT @alexmcclelland: Sept 15 The Movement to End HIV Criminalization w @HIVJusticeNet @Aspield @Martin_A_French @COC01 Sep 2016
  • RT @HIVPlusMag: Dear Police: Once and For All, Saliva Does Not Transmit HIV 30 Aug 2016
  • HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE releases ‘HIV IS NOT A CRIME’ training academy video documentary 24 Aug 2016
  • RT @HIVPlusMag: @HIVJusticeNet HIV Criminalization inmate Kerry Thomas is #9 of 75 Most Amazing HIV+ People of 2016… 15 Aug 2016
  • RT @AIDSLAW: At #AIDS2016: #HIVcriminalisation takes the world stage @PositiveLiteCom #HIVCrim 11 Aug 2016
  • RT @kenpinkela: Why Aren't #HIV Criminalization Changes Applied Retroactively? - #HIVisNOTaCrime 11 Aug 2016

Choose a region from the menu on the left, for information on the countries in that region.

Regions are based on the United Nations' world macro regions and components.

In addition to the Global Criminalisation Scan website and report, general information about laws and prosecutions in Africa has been collated from the following sources:

Cameron E et al. HIV is a virus, not a crime: ten reasons against criminal statutes and criminal prosecutions. Journal of the International AIDS Society 11:7, 2008

Clayton M et al. Criminalisation of HIV transmission: is this what women really need? 17th International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 2008.

IRIN/Plus News Crime and punishment: criminalisation and HIV. December, 2008.

Pearshouse R Legislation contagion: the spread of problematic new HIV laws in Western Africa. HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 12 (2/3), 2007.

Pearshouse R Legislation contagion: building resistance. HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 12 (2/3), 2008.

UNAIDS RST ESA Status of legislation in relation to HIV in eastern and southern Africa. 2009.

Kazatchkine C Criminalizing HIV transmission or exposure: the context of French-speaking West and Central Africa. HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(3), 2010.

Unless otherwise noted, information in the sections on Asia is summarised from the Global Criminalisation Scan website.

Unless otherwise noted, information in the section on Europe is summarised from the THT/GNP+ report on the Criminalisation of HIV transmission in Europe and the Global Criminalisation Scan website.

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.
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