Since 1987, when prosecutions in Germany, Sweden and the United States were first recorded...

Over the last several years, as I've talked to a wider circle of advocates, people with HIV and policy leaders about HIV criminalization, it has become apparent to me that many people are not well-informed on the topic.

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”).

A few months ago in Dallas, Texas, Willie Campbell was convicted of assault with a "deadly weapon" against police officers who were arresting him for being drunk and disorderly. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.