HIV & the criminal law

The tweets displayed below are from the HIV Justice Network twitter feed. You can follow HIV Justice Network on twitter at http://twitter.com/hivjusticenet.

Twitter

  • Some good, some worrying reasoning on why the law doesn't have HIV criminalisation in it. Disclosure obligation rec… https://t.co/y0Qhp2rYae 24 Apr 2017
  • RT @Follow_SALC: Thomas: looking forward to a day when HIV care and prevention is understood without use of criminal law #Decrim4Health htt… 24 Apr 2017
  • RT @_ARASAcomms: We are so honoured to be able to hear from HIV criminalisation survivor Kerry Thomas from prison via Skype. #Decrim4Health 24 Apr 2017
  • RT @_ARASAcomms: Our Keynote Speaker, Dr Ruth Labode, Zimbabwe MP, spoke with such passion about the harms of HIV criminalisation #Decrim4H24 Apr 2017
  • RT @_ARASAcomms: Panel share their experiences around HIV criminalisation through case law to highlight the common patterns. #Decrim4Health24 Apr 2017
  • Excellent intersectional analysis by @uspwn, one of our HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE partners #hivisnotacrime https://t.co/A1T4qfHqaV 24 Apr 2017
  • Despite Nigeria Senate approving overly broad HIV criminalisation statutes in 2015, those laws were never enacted.… https://t.co/2L01wOiGYV 24 Apr 2017
  • RT @lynmab: @_ARASAcomms Advocacy approaches need to address high levels of social Criminalisation. We must oppose all forms of Criminalisa… 24 Apr 2017
  • RT @_ARASAcomms: Johanna Kehler: We need agency, not protection! Lack of agency becomes the cause and effect of HIV criminalisation #Decrim24 Apr 2017
  • Educating policymakers and parliamentarians about why HIV criminalisation does more harm than good to public health… https://t.co/QdFxQbc3MX 24 Apr 2017
  • RT @_ARASAcomms: You can read more about the state of HIV criminalisaion globally in Advancing HIV Justice 2 https://t.co/khUeZd72NS #Decri24 Apr 2017
  • RT @_ARASAcomms: Dr @laurelsprague,@HIVJusticeNet:The left map is where HIV criminalisation exists:right map:prosecution occurred (April 20… 24 Apr 2017
  • Proud and honored to be represented at this important meeting by Dr @LaurelDSprague, the next Executive Director of… https://t.co/xQlRvEV65t 24 Apr 2017
  • @_ARASAcomms We are delighted to be co-hosting thie crucially important meeting for the region. Thanks for creatin… https://t.co/lRx9GR4RKS 24 Apr 2017
  • Germany: Cologne court acquits man with undetectable viral load; judge learns about #UequalsU from expert witness… https://t.co/Lm6SJ8jTAj 15 Apr 2017
  • The HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE movement to end HIV criminalisation is growing! https://t.co/vrOq1dfKwE https://t.co/890jSesls6 04 Apr 2017
  • Congratulations to @LaurelDSprague and @gnpplus Your gain is our gain too! https://t.co/8xRA2m8ho8… https://t.co/Fguq89hJg6 03 Apr 2017
  • US: Florida Supreme Court rules HIV disclosure must take place before all “sexual intercourse” #equalcriminalisation https://t.co/vnyVpKi4KQ 17 Mar 2017
  • RT @TheSeroProject: The dehumanizing effect of HIV criminalization https://t.co/0EDcXJMfXW via @APA 11 Mar 2017
  • Why the prevention benefit of treatment and #PrEP mean that #HIV #criminalisation is undermining public health https://t.co/5fCMReBwPH @APA 11 Mar 2017

  • Preface

    By The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG and Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa...

  • Introduction

    How this resource addresses the criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission. ...

  • Fundamentals

    An overview of the global HIV pandemic, and the role of human rights and the law in the international response to HIV. ...

  • Laws

    A  history of the criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission, and a brief explanation of the kinds of laws used to do this....

  • Harm

    Considers the actual and perceived impact of HIV on wellbeing, how these inform legislation and the legal construction of HIV-related harm. ...

  • Responsibility

    Looks at two areas of responsiblity for HIV prevention: responsibility for HIV-related sexual risk-taking and responsibility to disclose a known HIV-positive status to a sexual partner. ...

  • Risk

    An examination of prosecuted behaviours, using scientific evidence to determine actual risk, and how this evidence has been applied in jurisdictions worldwide....

  • Proof

    Foreseeability, intent, causality and consent are key elements in establishing criminal culpability. The challenges and practice in proving these in HIV exposure and transmission cases....

  • Impact

    An assessment of the impact of criminalisation and HIV – on individuals, communities, countries and the course of the global HIV epidemic....

  • Details

    A summary of laws, prosecutions and responses to criminalisation of HIV exposure or transmission internationally, and key sources of more information....

  • Blog

    Recent posts from writer and advocate Edwin J Bernard's blog are reproduced here, with Edwin's permission. ...

HIV & the criminal law

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.
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
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.