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Global advocacy highlights against HIV criminalisation presented at AIDS 2016

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.

Published
22 July 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
HIV criminalisation on the rise, especially in sub-Saharan Africa

Globally, 72 countries have adopted laws that specifically allow for HIV criminalisation, either because the law is specific to HIV, or because it names HIV as one

Published
19 July 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
HIV criminalisation firmly on the agenda at AIDS 2016

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.

Published
15 July 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
I Was Attacked for Being Gay and HIV Positive. Here's How I'm Fighting Back.

In this three-part story, TheBody.com contributor Todd Heywood speaks up about his experience of a brutal anti-gay and anti-HIV attack and its aftermath, explaining "I am not only supporting my own healing, but hoping to illuminate a path toward overturning the policies that continue to fuel violence and other life-threatening dangers for LGBT people and those living with HIV."

Published
30 June 2016
From
The Body
Canada: In Nova Scotia, glimmers of hope for science in the prosecution of HIV non-disclosure

Despite very few prosecutions, Nova Scotia has become an interesting place in Canada with respect to the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure.

Published
29 June 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Milton Keynes flat fire death: Man jailed for 'HIV admission' killing

A man who admitted killing his partner and setting fire to his flat after learning he was HIV positive has been jailed for 13 years, nine months.

Published
10 June 2016
From
BBC News
New report shows HIV criminalisation is a growing, global concern but advocates are fighting back

A new report released today shows that HIV criminalisation is a growing, global phenomenon. However, advocates around the world are working hard to ensure that the criminal law’s approach to people living with HIV fits with up-to-date science, as well as key legal and human rights principles.

Published
10 May 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Anti-LGBTQ laws increase risk of HIV, drug use, and violence

Recently enacted laws in North Carolina and Mississippi and their impact on the rights of the LGBTQ community have brought to light a serious public health issue: an increased risk of HIV and gender-based violence. Laws such as these, as well as in other states, specifically exclude communities from protections against discrimination and create environments with gender inequality, stigmatization, and differential access to services. Together, this can lead to increased risk of violence.

Published
03 May 2016
From
The Hill (blog)
Germany: Legal expert Jacob Hösl on the significance of recent Court rulings on HIV criminalisation

Last week, Germany’s key HIV legal expert, Jacob Hösl gave an interview to Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe’s Magazine on recent developments in case law. The entire interview is (roughly) translated below. He pointed to three recent key developments in Aachen, Munich and Berlin.

Published
25 April 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Australian high court quashes Godfrey Zaburoni conviction for deliberate HIV infection

A circus acrobat and fleeting TV personality who was jailed for deliberately infecting his girlfriend with HIV through unprotected sex has had his conviction quashed by the high court.

Published
06 April 2016
From
The Guardian
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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