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Twitter

  • RT @iasociety: Now is the time to present your #research on a global stage. Submit your abstract for #AIDS2016 before Thursday https://t.co… 02 Feb 2016
  • RT @HIV_Ireland: #HIVcriminalisation laws may make #condomless sex more likely https://t.co/izi83p43AA #HIVtransmission #condoms 02 Feb 2016
  • RT @LiveHIVNeutral: #HIV is not transmitted under fully suppressive therapy: The #Swiss Statement – eight years later https://t.co/MCq50ius… 29 Jan 2016
  • RT @uspwn: Submit Your Abstract & Register for HIV Is Not a Crime II National Training Academy! https://t.co/MohhnI5ATw https://t.co/fbwraF… 29 Jan 2016
  • RT @paulkidd: Saliva CANNOT transmit HIV. This is a travesty. https://t.co/WrkKKJmVhy 29 Jan 2016
  • Uganda: End forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV - Sign the Petiition https://t.co/VIaewmlyQq via @UKChange 28 Jan 2016
  • US based cience writer is looking for miscarriages of justice in HIV criminalization cases. Jessica Wapner, a... https://t.co/TONNA87tKs 18 Jan 2016
  • RT @MalecheAllan: Jason of @UNAIDS is the final speaker @ the #FCAASummit on the issue of #HIVCriminalisation @MichelSidibe @HIVLawCom http… 07 Dec 2015
  • RT @flybyboy: Overwhelming consensus: we must modernize HIV laws to account for current scientific knowledge about infection @TheSeroProjec07 Dec 2015
  • RT @MalecheAllan: Receiving updates on #HIVCriminalisation in the USA at the #FCAASummit @HIVLawCom https://t.co/UbB6wLcTwP 07 Dec 2015
  • RT @flybyboy: If we are serious about human rights, we must work on HIV criminalization #FCAASummit 07 Dec 2015
  • RT @flybyboy: 72 countries have laws that criminalize HIV, 57 have had prosecutions/arrests #FCAASummit 07 Dec 2015
  • RT @scazal: Arranca el primer día de la reunión de financiamiento en VIH #FCAASummit https://t.co/UzDyojIgjy 07 Dec 2015
  • RT @MalecheAllan: We begin the #FCAASummit with a dicussion on Human Rights & HIV. #AIDSFunding @KELINKenya @HelenClarkUNDP https://t.co/Yt… 07 Dec 2015
  • What’s up with HIV laws in America? Great new video from @McClatchyDC https://t.co/5cUNvvdHs6 #hivisnotacrime #HIVcriminalisation# 23 Nov 2015
  • UK: @Law_Commission scoping paper rejects expanding HIV/STI law to prosecute non-disclosure or potential exposure https://t.co/yyfZeFYfam 09 Nov 2015
  • UK: No change to E&W HIV/STI criminalisation law/policy recommended by @Law_Commission pending a wider review. https://t.co/yyfZeFYfam 09 Nov 2015
  • New @IAPAC guidelines to achieve 90-90-90 targets recommend ending HIV criminalisation. (Thanks @DrJoe1234 and team) https://t.co/XAYD56kRve 06 Nov 2015
  • Bahrain: New HIV-specific law would criminalise #HIV non-disclosure to ‘authorities, their partners or relatives’ https://t.co/u6G4MIowmw 04 Nov 2015
  • #knowyourviralload Make routine #HIV viral load testing available to all https://t.co/05LPvcQlqS @_ARASAcomms @ITPCglobal 29 Oct 2015

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.