Articles tagged with: HIV Justice Network

US: advocates launch consensus statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in criminal law reform

published: July, 20, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Media, Opinion Pieces

From the HIV Justice Network, this report on how the ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ campaign might best be understood to impact HIV criminalization advocacy.

US: advocates launch consensus statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in criminal law reform

Yesterday saw the launch of a Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform, to provide guidance for efforts to reform or “modernize” HIV-specific laws across the United States. The concern, as highlighted by Charles King, President and Chief Executive Officer, Housing Works, Inc, is that if HIV criminalisation reform focuses soley on changing laws so that those who are virally suppressed are not considered ‘a risk’ that this approach will not addres

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

published: June, 19, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Activism, Social Media, Conferences, 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

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

published: September, 01, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Upcoming Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

An important panel discussion so save the date: Thursday, September 15, 2:45 PM H-535/635, Concordia University, Montreal.

Learn about the movement to end HIV Criminalization

The Movement to End HIV Criminalization Panel Abstract  HIV criminalization “describes the unjust application of the criminal law to people living with HIV based on their HIV status – either via HIV-specific criminal statutes, or by applying general criminal laws exclusively or disproportionately against people with HIV”.1 Human rights advocates and organizations have tracked hundreds of cases worldwide, identifying the relationship between systemic forms of discrimination and HIV cri

HIV criminalization on the rise, especially in sub-Saharan Africa

published: July, 27, 2016 Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

From aidsmap, Lesley Odendal reports on the state of HIV criminalization in 101 jurisdictions.

HIV criminalization on the rise, especially in sub-Saharan Africa

Globally, 72 countries have adopted laws that specifically allow for HIV criminalization, either because the law is specific to HIV, or because it names HIV as one (or more) of the diseases covered by a broader law. This total increases to 101 jurisdictions when the HIV criminalization laws in 30 of the states that make up the United States are counted individually. Prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure, potential or perceived exposure and/or unintentional transmission have now been reported in