HIV & the criminal law

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  • RT @ZackFord: In Georgia, black men are far more likely to be arrested under HIV criminalization laws and then nearly twice as likely to be… 11 Jan 2018
  • After two years of our coalition, we’re really getting somewhere: here’s to even more HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE in 2018… https://t.co/idrLtLxg9O 19 Dec 2017
  • Watch and learn about the first ever European Legal Environments Training Academy (#ELETA) at... https://t.co/5Q70KbHtA7 10 Dec 2017
  • HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE is conducting a short, rapid survey on mandatory HIV disclosure in healthcare settings across… https://t.co/GnBrmZdMQu 07 Dec 2017
  • RT @CtrHIVLawPolicy: Coming Up: @NACDL and CHLP to Co-Host Webinar on HIV Criminalization: Thursday, December 7, 2017 https://t.co/ko4BNwz7… 07 Dec 2017
  • RT @VIHnoesCrimenMx: 29 estados tipifican, en sus Códigos Penales, el "contagio" o "riesgo de contagio"de VIH y otras ITS, criminalizando a… 07 Dec 2017
  • RT @EbaPatrick: .@Lzloures says #discrimination in health among great barriers to #UHC. Exclusion harms us all #ICASA2017 @KELINKenya @kent07 Dec 2017
  • RT @Follow_SALC: #ICASA2017 #HIVHumanRights consultation starts with Lynette Mabote @_ARASAcomms lamenting the inadequate inclusion of huma… 07 Dec 2017
  • RT @Follow_SALC: #ICASA2017 Felicita @_ARASAcomms & @MalecheAllan @KELINKenya human rights activists fighting for ending legal barriers to… 07 Dec 2017
  • RT @_ARASAcomms: ARASA attending African Francophone lawyers Consultation on Criminalization of HIV, supported by #RobertCarrNetworkFund &,… 07 Dec 2017
  • HIV Is Not a Crime / VIH No Es un Crimen (Mexico, Oct 2017): https://t.co/H0kGlyshs4 via @YouTube 07 Dec 2017
  • RT @Uganetlaw: UGANET renew call against HIV Criminalization this #WAD2017 @_ARASAcomms @KELINKenya @HealthRightsEA @ICWEastAfrica https:/… 04 Dec 2017
  • RT @AIDS_Free_World: Participerez-vous à la Conférence internationale sur le sida et les IST en Afrique à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire? Nous vous… 04 Dec 2017
  • RT @AIDS_Free_World: AIDS-Free World will be at @icasa2017, hosting a Legal Consultation Center. Find us at Booth 22 &23 in the Community V… 04 Dec 2017
  • RT @AIDS_Free_World: Heading to @icasa2017? Dec. 4-9, AIDS-Free World is hosting a Legal Consultation Center at #ICASA2017, where delegates… 01 Dec 2017
  • Russia: Fundraising appeal to appoint new lawyer for 18-year-old woman prosecuted for alleged HIV exposure. To help… https://t.co/H384bwqh4R 28 Nov 2017
  • Malawi: Human Rights Activists celebrate adoption of amended HIV Law that removes rights-infringing provisions. Rea… https://t.co/GDQL0uXUV6 28 Nov 2017
  • RT @Follow_SALC: #MalawiHIVBill activists celebrate a victory for human rights as MPs reject criminalizing and punitive provisions @saraich28 Nov 2017
  • RT @Follow_SALC: #MalawiHIVBill Parliament says a definitive NO to HIV Criminalisation, no to mandatory testing, no to pre-employment testi… 28 Nov 2017
  • RT @LaurelDSprague: Huge congratulations to the BRILLIANT FIERCE #persistentadvocates in Malawi. #HIVCriminalization is not an acceptable c… 28 Nov 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

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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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