Tag: HIV and the law

New Online Toolkit: HIV and the Law

In the 1990s people living with HIV in Canada began being criminally prosecuted for not disclosing their status to sexual partners. Many argue that these prosecutions are not based on current evidence and should be rethought to align more closely with public health efforts. However, the legal duty to disclose one’s HIV status, as established… Read more »

On October 23, 2015, the Gender & Sexual Health Initiative (of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS), Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and Positive Women’s Network (PWN) on behalf of the Women, HIV and the Law Project held a one-day Research Roundtable for a small group of leading experts, including women living with HIV (WLWH), academics, AIDS support organizations (ASOs), clinicians, and legal… Read more »

In a television interview this week, actor Charlie Sheen revealed he is living with HIV, claiming that part of his reason for doing so is to put an end to years of rumours as well as extortion through threats of revealing his status. His revelation has prompted a flurry of media attention and many questions… Read more »

While media headlines focus on individuals prosecuted for alleged HIV non-disclosure, we know that the impacts of criminalizing HIV non-disclosure go far beyond those who are formally charged. I was therefore delighted to learn in April that our 3-year community-based research (CBR) proposal to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research had been approved. Titled “Women… Read more »