Articles tagged with: Edwin J_ Bernard

Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: is the tide turning?

published: June, 19, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Social Media, Conferences, Activism, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, International , Legal, Media, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver interviews Edwin J. Bernard, Global Co-ordinator of the HIV Justice Network at "Rethinking Justice 2017 Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: is the tide turning?

One of the things that made the “Rethinking Justice: 2017 Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights” a “must-attend” for me was the presence of Edwin J. Bernard, Global Co-ordinator of the HIV Justice Network and foremost expert on HIV criminalization worldwide. PositiveLite.com had interviewed Edwin before and published him as well, but that was all the way back in 2012 and 2016 so I attended the symposium hoping for the chance of an interview. I wasn’t disappointed. Edwin proved very

Mark S. King from #AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa: of wrongful charges, sex trade advocacy and cruising the conference.

published: July, 21, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // International AIDS Conference , Social Media, Conferences, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Youth, General Health, Newly Diagnosed, Events, Women, Sexual Health, Health, International , Legal, Mark S. King

Day three: Mark S. King speaks with former Lt. Col. Kenneth Pinkela, a sex trade education advocate, a London PrEP advocate, and later learns that the gay cruising apps are working hard at this conference.

Mark S. King from #AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa: of wrongful charges, sex trade advocacy and cruising the conference.

On day three of Marks video coverage of AIDS 2016 we find him chatting with former U. S. Army Colonel Ken Pinkela, who was dismissed from military service and sentenced to 11 months of military confinement after being wrongfully accused of not disclosing his HIV status to a sex partner. We also hear from Rosemary Namiburu, a nurse wrongfully imprisoned for HIV exposure via a needle and jailed for months. Mark also chats with Elizabeth Taylor's HIV activist grandchildren, Ayanda Denge of the S

Getting tough on criminalisation

published: February, 08, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Legal, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

A report on criminaliisation around the world from the UK’s HIV legal expert Edwin J. Bernard. “The Western world's treatment of many people with HIV is nothing short of barbaric”

Getting tough on criminalisation

This article by Edwin J Bernard first appeared in issue 210 of NAM’s HIV Treatment Update, Winter 2012. For more information on NAM and HTU, or to subscribe to HTU, go to www.aidsmap.com “Nothing short of barbaric.” This was the comment of a BBC presenter, confronted with the number and sheer arbitrary injustice of criminal convictions of people accused of transmitting HIV or exposing other people to it. In some cases, people have been jailed for failing to disclose HIV in situations wh

Are Canadian HIVers getting good advice about their HIV disclosure obligations?

published: August, 26, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Legal, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bombshell report says our health care providers aren’t always delivering– but it’s the fault of lack of clarity in the law itself.

Are Canadian HIVers getting good advice about their HIV disclosure obligations?

The laws applying to the disclosure of our HIV-positive status to sexual partners are complex, imprecise and a moving target. We know that. Nevertheless as HIVers we expect our health care providers to be able to speak with authority, and offer counsel and guidance which reflect the current state of the law. A new study suggests that isn’t always happening, but it blames the law for the lapse. Edwin J. Bernard, a well-known UK expert in HIV disclosure issues, has written an excellent account

HIV Criminalization Resources are now on POZ.com

published: May, 27, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy points to an excellent source of information for those who want to learn more about criminalization of non-disclosuure of HIV, and how the law is applied across North America.

HIV Criminalization Resources are now on POZ.com

There is no better feed worth keeping an eye on than POZ.com. They update daily and are always at the forefront of providing news on items which directly affect HIVers and the HIV community in general, not just in the U.S., but around the world. I’ve often quoted their stuff on PositiveLite. The latest nugget from POZ.com is a list of resources about criminalization - “what you need to know to say safe and free”. While the information is US-based and there are differences between Ca