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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
France: National Aids Council President, Patrick Yeni, on why HIV criminalisation remains a problem for France

Although there have only been 23 convictions in France up to the end of 2014, surveys of people living with HIV suggest that up to 2000 complaints may have been made since the start of the epidemic. As the law currently only recognises condom use as a way to show lack of a guilty mind, the National Aids Council is concerned that up-to-date science is not reflected in the law.

Published
05 April 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Man Charged With Rape And Possible Transmission Of HIV To Men In Edinburgh

A 25-year-old man has appeared in court in Edinburgh charged with a string of offences relating to the possible transmission of HIV to several other men, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

Published
26 February 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
Switzerland: Two alleged HIV transmission convictions this month despite many positive changes in law

Despite significant law reform in Switzerland, potentially unjust prosecutions continue to occur.

Published
22 February 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Petition: Stop the persecution of people with HIV in the Czech Republic!

NO PERSON WITH HIV BELONGS IN PRISON FOR HAVING SEX. Anyone living with HIV with undetectable viral load while taking treatment will not transmit the virus. This nonsense must stop immediately; it is both a grave violation of the fundamental rights of these persons, and completely counterproductive in the struggle against HIV/AIDS.

Published
16 February 2016
From
Change.org
Czech Republic: Prague Public Health Authority initiates criminal prosecutions of 30 gay men living with HIV following an STI diagnosis

Prague’s Public Health Authority initiated criminal investigations against 30 gay men living with HIV that had been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) during the previous year. The Public Health Authority appear to believe that since these men acquired an STI this is proof that they must have practiced condomless sex and have therefore violated criminal laws prohibiting any act of condomless sex (including oral sex) by a person living with HIV as “spread of infectious diseases”.

Published
16 February 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
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