HIV Criminalization Research

HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN CANADA: Key Trends and Patterns

HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN CANADA: Key Trends and Patterns

In Canada, people living with HIV can be charged and prosecuted for not disclosing their HIV-positive status to their sexual partners (a phenomenon referred to in this short report as “HIV criminalization”). In 1998, in R. v. Cuerrier, the Supreme Court of Canada...

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STIs/HIV Stigma and Health: A short review

STIs/HIV Stigma and Health: A short review

This review focuses on stigma as an impediment to health and specifies HIV characteristics among all medical conditions. The impact is detailed according to impacted sphere: public health priority (screening, adherence) psychosocial vulnerabilities (comorbidities) and...

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HIV Criminalization Reform Data

HIV Criminalization Reform Data

Know the FACTS about Criminalization Reform progress - From 2013 to 2015, at least 104 prosecutions took place in the US under HIV criminalization laws. The US is 2nd in the world in prosecutions; prosecuting more people under HIV criminalization laws than any country...

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Advancing HIV Justice 2

Advancing HIV Justice 2

Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, policymakers and politicians have been tempted to punish those of us with, and at risk of, HIV. Sometimes propelled by public opinion, sometimes themselves noxiously propelling public opinion, they have tried to find in...

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Beyond Blame

Beyond Blame

HIV criminalisation is a growing, global phenomenon with profound negative effects on public health as well as human rights. HIV criminalisation represents a serious barrier to scaling up the HIV response; and yet the practice is rarely given the attention and...

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