Articles tagged with: criminalization of HIV non-disclosure

Have your say about HIV criminalization: complete online survey by Aug 31.

published: August, 08, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, Current Affairs, Research, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Media

The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) seeks your input towards creating a Community Consensus Statement

Have your say about HIV criminalization: complete online survey by Aug 31.

(La version française se trouve ci-dessous.) The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC), which officially launched in October 2016, was founded by a group of Canadians and representatives of Canadian organizations compelled to join forces at a national level to progressively reform discriminatory and unjust criminal and public health laws and practices that criminalize and regulate people living with HIV in relation to HIV exposure, transmission and non-disclosure in Canada

Rethinking justice: seventh symposium on HIV, law and human rights

published: May, 08, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

You’re invited to join us for the day on Thursday, June 15, 2017, for Rethinking Justice, our 7th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights.

Rethinking justice: seventh symposium on HIV, law and human rights

This year’s Symposium is devoted to a critical look at the unjust criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. Themes to be discussed include: Current state of criminalization: Canada and the world  Voices rising: Speaking out about the experience of HIV criminalization Science of HIV transmission: recent applications, emerging issues Advocacy updates and ways forward The full-day event will take place at the Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., in Toronto. We will release

Campaign to Stop Unjust HIV-related Criminal Prosecutions in Ontario

published: April, 26, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Media

An update from HALCO about the current state of HIV criminalization in Ontario

Campaign to Stop Unjust HIV-related Criminal Prosecutions in Ontario

People living with HIV continue to be charged with aggravated sexual assault – one of the most serious offences in Canada’s Criminal Code, designed to respond to the most horrific of forced sex acts — which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and designation as a sex offender. These prosecutions are happening even in circumstances where: (i) sexual behaviour is consensual; (ii) there is negligible to no risk of HIV transmission; (iii) there is no intention to transmit HIV;

HIV: prosecution or prevention? HIV is not a crime

published: March, 31, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

From POZ, an excerpt from Sean Strub's book, The War on Sex, edited by David M. Halperin and Trevor Hoppe.

HIV: prosecution or prevention? HIV is not a crime

This excerpt from Sean Strub's book, The War on Sex previously appeared at POZ, here. Iowan Nick Rhoades is HIV-positive and has had an undetectable viral load for many years, making it virtually impossible for him to sexually transmit the virus. When he had sex with a man he met online in 2008, he also used a condom. Despite these protective measures, Rhoades was prosecuted and convicted for not disclosing his HIV status to his partner before they had sex. He was sentenced to 25 years i

HIV Criminalization in Canada by the numbers

published: March, 22, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Legal, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network just published a report which sheds light on HIV non-dsclosure cases in Canada - who, where and when people have been charged and what were the outcomes. It's a must read!

HIV Criminalization in Canada by the numbers

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has just published a report which sheds light on  criminalization cases seen in Canada from 1989 to 2016. It’s fascinating reading. Not only that it points to inequities in who is prosecuted and where. Most importantly though  it provides a framework for those working on anti-criminalization measures to speak in an informed evidence-based way on the need to reform criminal justice approaches to HIV non-disclosure in this country. I'll go over a few hig

This is HIV stigma 2016.

published: February, 24, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, General Health, Mental Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media

Lessons for Canada? FS magazine presents their third annual survey on the state of stigma in the UK.

This is HIV stigma 2016.

This article originally appeared in the UK’s FS magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. For the last three years, FS has asked gay and bisexual men living with HIV for their thoughts on HIV stigma, how it affects them and the challenges they face. Since 2014, we have listened to thousands of these men and they have spoken very honestly with us. In 2016, we surveyed another 750 gay and bisexual men living with HIV to see if anything has changed. Here are the results: Stigma in 2016 We aske

Infecting people with HIV shouldn’t be a crime… I think.

published: January, 05, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Media, Opinion Pieces

From Above the Law, Elie Mystal on the many compelling reasons why criminalization of HIV non-disclosure is "just too complicated for criminal law to adequately deal with."

Infecting people with HIV shouldn’t be a crime… I think.

To read the complete article by Elie Mystal, go to Above the Law, here. If you are around my age, then you became sexually aware around the time where HIV was a death sentence. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 in your workplace discrimination claim, just go directly to Tom Hanks in Philadelphia jail and die. Times have changed. Science has changed. HIV is survivable. One must imagine that Roger from Rent is still alive. Still, it’s hard to shake the feeling that HIV is the worst po

SERO Project releases new short film on HIV criminalization

published: December, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Revolving Door, International , Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

"HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination", a new documentary short film to raise awareness of the continued criminalization of people living with HIV.

SERO Project releases new short film on HIV criminalization

November 28, 2016 -- In conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1, the SERO Project announced the release of its new documentary short film, HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination. The short film furthers SERO Project’s goal to raise awareness of the continued criminalization of people living with HIV.  “As HIV activists, HIV criminalization is a defining moral issue of our time,” said SERO Project executive director Sean Strub (above). “State statutes throughout

Commentary: HIV and human rights organizations welcome federal government's interest in ending unjust HIV criminalization

published: December, 06, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) respond to World Aids Day statement by Canadian Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould

Commentary: HIV and human rights organizations welcome federal government's interest in ending unjust HIV criminalization

Toronto, December 1, 2016 – The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) welcomed today's statement by Canadian Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould recognizing the ongoing problem of overly-broad, unjust criminalization of people living with HIV. Today, fittingly for World AIDS Day, the federal government has signaled its intent to address a critical issue that has long been of concern to people living with HIV and human rights advocates across

Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues groundbreaking statement on World AIDS Day about HIV criminalization

published: December, 05, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Media

Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould: "Still, the over-criminalization of HIV non-disclosure discourages many individuals from being tested and seeking treatment, and further stigmatizes those living with HIV or AIDS."

Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues groundbreaking statement on World AIDS Day about HIV criminalization

December 01, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: World AIDS Day is a time to reflect on the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on Canadians and t give thanks to the many dedicated people who work to prevent this disease and help people get the care and support they need. It is also a time to recognize the tremendous medical advances thatt have been made sin

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