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Senior South Yorkshire Police officer cleared over HIV test comments

The controversy centered on comments made by Zuleika Payne, chair of the South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation, about South Yorkshire Police's decision to introduce controversial spit guards. She said some colleagues had to undergo HIV tests after being spat at by suspects who were in the process of being arrested.

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12 hours ago
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The Star
Infecting lover with HIV might not be 'causing grievous bodily harm', says lawyer

Basic issues remained undecided after an Auckland jury found Mikio Filitonga guilty of infecting his lover with HIV, the Court of Appeal has been told. At a hearing in Wellington on Tuesday, Filitonga's lawyer, Paul Borich, QC, said that, with medical advances, it was not clear that infecting someone with HIV must cause them grievous bodily harm.

Published
18 October 2017
From
stuff.co.nz
HIV JUSTICE Toolkit to support advocacy against HIV criminalisation now online

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE today announced the launch of the HIV Justice Toolkit, which aims to support advocates to oppose HIV criminalisation at all levels – from educating communities and lawmakers to defending individual cases.

Published
10 October 2017
From
HIV Justice Network
California Governor Signs Bill Modernizing HIV Crime Laws

Starting January 1, it will be a misdemeanor—instead of a felony—to knowingly expose or infect a partner without disclosing.

Published
10 October 2017
From
Poz
California lowers penalty for knowingly exposing partners to HIV

Starting January 1, 2018, it will no longer be a major crime in California to knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday that lowers the offense from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Published
09 October 2017
From
CNN
Man with HIV tried to infect partners he met on Grindr, court told

Daryll Rowe allegedly sent mocking text messages telling partners in Brighton he was HIV positive and they could be at risk.

Published
06 October 2017
From
The Guardian
Daryll Rowe: 10 men now accusing hairdresser of deliberately infecting them with HIV

More men have come forward to claim they were deliberately infected with HIV by a man who has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm. Daryll Rowe, who is currently in custody in Scotland, is now facing 10 complainants who say he tampered with contraception whilst having sex with them in Brighton between October 2015 and January 2016.

Published
19 September 2017
From
The Independent
Proposed Sexual Health Law Reforms In New South Wales Slammed By Experts

The reforms would see people with HIV or an STI who fail to take "reasonable precautions" face a fine or up to six months in prison.

Published
13 September 2017
From
Star Observer
Don't criminalize people on HIV treatment

Even when the risk of transmission is zero due to effective treatment, not disclosing your HIV status to sexual partners is considered a crime in Canada. This only furthers stigma, ignores science and prevents people from coming forward with their HIV status.

Published
22 August 2017
From
The Globe and Mail
Antonio Reyes-Minana jailed for infecting men with HIV

A 25-year-old man who recklessly infected two other men with HIV has been jailed for seven years. The Crown Prosecution Service said he had "explicitly lied" about his HIV status in the case of one victim and that scientific evidence supported the case that he had transmitted the virus to the victims.

Published
21 August 2017
From
BBC
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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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