Category: HIV and the Law

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: The following statement is issued by the Canadian HIV & AIDS Legal Network (“Legal Network”). Comments can be attributed to Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy. May 14, 2018. Today, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Correctional Services Canada (CSC) Interim Commissioner Anne Kelly quietly announced a prison needle exchange program (PNSP)… Read more »

Webinar: U=U Community Perspectives

CATIE presents:  U=U Community Perspectives  Date: March 27, 2018 Time:  10 AM PT In addition to improving the health of people living with HIV, research confirms that HIV treatment also has massive prevention benefits. Evidence shows that people living with HIV who are on treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load do not transmit HIV to… Read more »

The Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) presents: The Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure and Poz Youth Responses Towards it (Webinar) Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Time: 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET Register now. In Canada, those of us living with HIV have the duty to disclose our HIV status to our… Read more »

  CTAC released the following statement on December 5, 2017 Re: Government Announcements about Limiting the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure On December 1, 2017, World Aids Day, Federal Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould released a statement and a report, developed by her department, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of… Read more »

Did you hear? In recognition of World AIDS Day last week, the Public Health Agency of Canada released a statement on behalf of the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health. Doctors Theresa Tam (Chief Public Health Officer of Canada) and Heather Morrison Chief Medical Officer of Health, Prince Edward Island and Chair, Council of Chief of Medical Officers… Read more »

Add Your Voice to End the Unjust Criminalization of HIV

  The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) released its Community Consensus Statement signed by over 150 HIV and human rights organizations across Canada. The statement, which you can read on the CCRCH website, calls on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to take specific actions to end unjust criminal prosecutions against people living with… Read more »

I attended the most recent BC Centre for Excellence in HIVAIDS (BCCfE) Antiretroviral update yesterday and left with good information. Presentations covered cancer and HIV; cardiovascular disease risk and management; harm reduction and opioids; PEP guidelines and best practices. Dr. Julio Montaner gave a BCCfE update, including here we stand on publicly funded PrEP, an… Read more »

Canadian Webinar Series: Supporting Safe HIV Disclosure

The Canadian Webinar Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights would like to invite you to ‘Save the Date’ for the second of a multi-phase series of webinars focused on key aspects regarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV in Canada: Supporting Safe HIV Disclosure: Canadian Webinar Series on Implementing the WHO Consolidated Guideline on… Read more »

  We find ourselves at a crucial moment in our efforts to reform discriminatory and unjust laws and practices that criminalize people living with HIV. The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has developed a Community Consensus Statement on actions federal, provincial and territorial governments must take to address the overly broad use of… Read more »

Community Forum: Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

Presented by: Dr. Mark Hull, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Date: Wednesday, November 15 th – 6:00 pm Location: Chateau Granville Best Western Conference Centre | 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken) Join us at the Chateau Granville Best Western conference level to meet HIV-positive community members, share a delicious meal and discuss topics that… Read more »

People living with HIV can feel confident that if they have a sustained undetectable viral load, they will not pass on HIV to their sexual partners.  For some it seems like a bold statement, but the science is clear. In June, the PAN Board of Directors passed a unanimous motion to join the Prevention Access… Read more »

Submitted by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) is proposing to develop a Community Consensus Statement on actions federal, provincial and territorial governments should take to address the overly broad use of the criminal law in cases of alleged HIV non-disclosure. There are several issues to be addressed… Read more »