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HIV Criminalization Laws Disproportionately Punish People of Color

This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, BETA explores the controversy surrounding HIV criminalization laws. The stigma and medically-inaccurate fear that these laws propagate have negative consequences for all … Read More →

Published
05 February 2016
From
BETA blog
Criminal laws on HIV transmission make little difference to sexual behaviour – or may make condomless sex more likely

A study comparing the sexual behaviour of American gay men living in states with or without laws that criminalise HIV transmission has found very little variation by

Published
01 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Scottish Police Are Investigating A Man Suspected Of Exposing People To HIV

A man has been sending abusive WhatsApp messages saying he didn’t use a condom. Four people have received them. One of these men, who is now HIV-positive, told BuzzFeed News his story.

Published
26 January 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
Jailed: HIV positive homeless man sent to prison after spitting into mouth of charity worker

A HIV positive homeless man who spat into the mouth of a charity worker who was helping rough sleepers in the city centre has been jailed.

Published
04 January 2016
From
Manchester Evening News
Man With HIV Gets Prison Time, Again, for Unprotected Sex

A Pennsylvania man with H.I.V. was sentenced on Wednesday to 33 to 66 months in prison for having unprotected sex with three women without telling them about his condition, the second time he has been imprisoned for the offense.

Published
27 December 2015
From
New York Times
Personal Trainer Jailed For Passing On HIV

A personal trainer who infected two women with HIV after lying to them about his condition and claiming he was allergic to condoms has been jailed for five years. It is only the third time a UK jury has convicted someone for the offence. The last time was in 2004.

Published
11 December 2015
From
Sky News
Medic at Center of Cambodian HIV Outbreak Sentenced to 25 Years

Yem Chrin, the 56-year-old village medic who has been blamed for spreading HIV to more than 270 residents of rural Roka commune in Battambang province, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday morning.

Published
03 December 2015
From
The Cambodia Daily
Moral responsibilities to disclose your HIV status to partners aren’t so clear-cut

Sexual ethics is an area prone to strongly felt moral intuitions. We saw this play out in the good, bad and sometimes ugly commentary following Charlie Sheen’s public disclosure of his HIV status. But just how much disclosure is it reasonable to expect from a sex partner, particularly if that relationship isn’t a serious and committed one?

Published
01 December 2015
From
The Conversation
UK: Law Commission recommends no change for HIV/STI prosecutions in England & Wales, pending a wider review

Following a scoping consultation which ran from autumn 2014 to spring 2015, the Law Commission (of England and Wales) has now published its report containing their final recommendations to the UK Government.

Published
09 November 2015
From
HIV Justice Network
How do we maximise global HIV treatment access? IAPAC Care Continuum Guidelines make recommendations

IAPAC, the International Association of Practitioners in AIDS Care, has issued a set of guidelines that aims to establish a common set of best practices to ensure

Published
09 November 2015
By
Gus Cairns
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