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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
US: Advocates launch Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform

The consensus statement is underpinned by a concern that if HIV criminalisation reform focuses soley on changing laws so that those who are virally suppressed are not considered ‘a risk’ that this approach will not address the unjust disproportional impact of the US criminal legal system on people of colour, LGBTI people, sex workers, and the financially disadvantaged.

Published
14 July 2017
From
HIV Justice Network
Charlie Sheen sued again for allegedly exposing ex to HIV

Charlie Sheen is being sued again by an ex who claims the “Two and a Half Men” star lied about his HIV.

Published
26 June 2017
From
New York Daily News
United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

Published
23 May 2017
From
Rolling Stone
Criminal laws fail to deter transmission of AIDS virus

“There has been much discussion about whether criminal-exposure laws affect HIV-risk behaviors or transmission,” Dr. Jonathan Mermin of the CDC said. “In this analysis, we found no association between HIV diagnosis rates and laws that criminalize HIV exposure.”

Published
02 May 2017
From
Reuters
The CEO of HIV

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

Published
26 April 2017
From
New York Times
GNP+ Appoints Human Rights Activist as Its New Executive Director

The Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurel Sprague as our new Executive Director. Dr. Sprague is a passionate social justice activist and a widely respected educator and researcher who has extensively championed the human rights and needs of key populations and people living with HIV. She has served as the regional coordinator for the North American Affiliate of GNP+ and as a GNP+ Board Member, and has provided technical support to PLHIV networks worldwide on the People Living with HIV Stigma Index research and analysis for nearly a decade.

Published
03 April 2017
From
GNP+
As HIV landscape shifts, move to rethink laws on transmission

Thirty years ago, AIDS was a national nightmare — a plague killing thousands every year, sparking panic and paranoia. It was in that climate that California enacted criminal laws to target people with HIV who were believed to be putting others at risk of infection.

Published
21 March 2017
From
San Francisco Chronicle
California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that unfairly punishes HIV-positive people.

Published
09 March 2017
From
U.S. News & World Report
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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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