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  • RT @Martin_A_French: Packed theatre at yesterday's premiere of HIV Is Not A Crime - thanks to everyone who came out! https://t.co/B0HGHZfBn6 21 Sep 2016
  • Check out all the #HIV #criminalisation poster action at #AIDS2016. New blog post by @LaurelDSprague https://t.co/8ShGNwtoNm 08 Sep 2016
  • JUST RELEASED! Video and written reports from #BeyondBlame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation at #AIDS2016 https://t.co/vsiAS657Gt 08 Sep 2016
  • Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalisation at AIDS 2106: https://t.co/AGHziHFGXN via @YouTube 08 Sep 2016
  • RT @alexmcclelland: Sept 15 The Movement to End HIV Criminalization https://t.co/wlKyCjgWbR w @HIVJusticeNet @Aspield @Martin_A_French @COC01 Sep 2016
  • RT @HIVPlusMag: Dear Police: Once and For All, Saliva Does Not Transmit HIV https://t.co/19GeX74PpA 30 Aug 2016
  • HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE releases ‘HIV IS NOT A CRIME’ training academy video documentary https://t.co/aoe8vwC8SH https://t.co/aiHYBWDmk8 24 Aug 2016
  • RT @HIVPlusMag: @HIVJusticeNet HIV Criminalization inmate Kerry Thomas is #9 of 75 Most Amazing HIV+ People of 2016 https://t.co/hDvMxrmj1A… 15 Aug 2016
  • RT @AIDSLAW: At #AIDS2016: #HIVcriminalisation takes the world stage https://t.co/scU8NwdvHZ @PositiveLiteCom #HIVCrim 11 Aug 2016
  • RT @kenpinkela: Why Aren't #HIV Criminalization Changes Applied Retroactively? - https://t.co/idwdrimhz6 #HIVisNOTaCrime 11 Aug 2016
  • RT @kenpinkela: Join HIV PJA and the SERO Project for the Three-Part HIV Is Not a Crime Webinar Series https://t.co/L0waUpb1Zn via @TheBody11 Aug 2016
  • @GroundUp_News Thanks for a well-researched + considered article on HIV criminalisation #BeyondBlame #HIVisnotacrime https://t.co/RPSjlv1let 11 Aug 2016
  • RT @kenpinkela: Our @usarmy put me in jail No investigation or evidence #HIV @SECARMY @POTUS #HivisNotaCrime #Hate is not ArmyValue https:/… 10 Aug 2016
  • RT @HIVLawCom: Join HIV PJA and the SERO Project for a Three-Part HIV Is Not a Crime Webinar Series https://t.co/NOUW8g4Gql via @TheBodyDot04 Aug 2016
  • Does Russia’s HIV-specific law protect women living with HIV? https://t.co/EEUtVTDIfz #HIVisnotacrime #BeyondBlame @ICW_Global @ITPCru 04 Aug 2016
  • 300+ NGOs call for immediate end to extrajudicial killings of ppl suspected of drug-related offences in #Philippines https://t.co/XVZSReZOf0 03 Aug 2016
  • Drug control cannot trump #HumanRights. Police & vigilantes have killed hundreds in the Philippines. This must stop! https://t.co/XVZSReZOf0 03 Aug 2016
  • Thanks @TWKisseamstress for a great report about our HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE action and #BeyondBlame at #AIDS2016. https://t.co/65q4QlbEMN 03 Aug 2016
  • @celebwhogive Thank you for caring about #HIV criminalisation. Together we can make HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE a reality! https://t.co/XqBOmP2mAn 02 Aug 2016
  • RT @LambdaLegal: 1st time #HIV criminalization has ever been mentioned in major party platform. https://t.co/zSA7btFGJ5 #DemsInPhilly https… 29 Jul 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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