Articles tagged with: HIV and the Law

Free workshops at HALCO in November and December 2017

published: October, 27, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Social Media, Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Everyone is welcome to attend any of these general interest workshops but space is limited so registration is required.

Free workshops at HALCO in November and December 2017

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station).  The workshops in this series are: - Refugees and Permanent Residents: How Can You Lose Your Status in Canada?  How Can You Apply for Canadian Citizenship? workshop on Wednesday November 8, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Presenter:  Meagan Johnston, HALCO Staff Lawyer. -

Free public legal education workshops at HALCO, April and May 2017.

published: March, 23, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, Events, Upcoming Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

Everyone is welcome to attend these general interest workshops but space is limited so Registration is required.

Free public legal education workshops at HALCO, April and May 2017.

Our free public legal education workshops are held in person at the Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): Rent Increases: Protecting your Rights workshop, Thursday April 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Presenter: Matthew Malott (HALCO Articling Student) Canadian Immigration: Sponsoring Your Family workshop, Tuesday April 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Pre

If you just found out you are HIV-positive...

published: March, 16, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , CATIE, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Mental Health, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV

CATIE's must-read information for the newly diagnosed.

If you just found out you are HIV-positive...

Finding out you have HIV may be a shock. You do not have to go through this alone: There is help. With ongoing treatment, care and support, HIV can be managed. You can live long and well with HIV. You’ve already taken the first step by getting tested. Now it is important to get care and treatment as soon as you can. 1. HIV can be treated. Talk to the person who gave you your test result about finding a doctor who treats people with HIV. If they cannot give you the name and number of an HI

How criminalization is affecting people living with HIV in Ontario

published: January, 25, 2013 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Research, Sexual Health, Health, Legal, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Who is disclosing and why? What do PHAs think of the law? Here's the OHTN fact sheet summarizing the findings of important research on the impact of criminalization on people living with HIV in Ontario

How criminalization is affecting people living with HIV in Ontario

This article first appeared in the OCS 2012 Newsletter, a publication of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).  What research question is addressed by How Criminalization is Affecting People Living with HIV in Ontario? This research project examines how people living with HIV (PHAs) perceive the law and the legal obligation to disclose their HIV infection status to sexual partners. It also analyses PHAs’ perceptions of the impact of high-profile media events and public perceptions of

Free public legal education workshops in Toronto

published: October, 17, 2012 Categories // Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Notice from HALCO (HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario) about upcoming events to help you understand the law.

Free public legal education workshops in Toronto

HALCO says: We are pleased to announce our new series of free public legal education workshops. The workshops, which are held in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, are:   Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure: Thursday November 1 - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (presenter: Ryan Peck, HALCO Executive Director and Lawyer) Immigration Law Changes: Tuesday November 6 - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (presenter:  John Norquay, HALCO Staff Lawyer) Planning for illness: l

Waiting on the Supreme Court

published: September, 17, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

A decision is expected in the fall on two cases before the Supreme Court of Canada which is critical to the way in which accusations of non disclosure of HIV status will be handled in future.

Waiting on the Supreme Court

This report is adapted from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network publication  “Criminal prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure:  two cases before the Supreme Court of Canada”, which can be found here. The Supreme Court of Canada has heard two appeals about when people living with HIV may be convicted of a crime for not disclosing their HIV status to sexual partners. These appeals have been brought by the Attorneys General of Manitoba and Quebec; the two cases are being heard together. A de

Crime And Punishment.: An International Disclosure Dilemma

published: July, 26, 2012 Categories // International , Legal, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Dave R writes...Is the current argument over the fairness of HIV disclosure laws a worldwide issue? Is the law then an ass...or just the lawmakers?

Crime And Punishment.: An International Disclosure Dilemma

There are times when many people outside the United States and Canada, experience National Enquirer levels of disbelief at what’s goes on in parts of North America in the field of sexual behaviour and politics. The current criminalisation of people with HIV who fail to tell their partners of their status is just such a moment in time. The sex may be safe and the viral load may be undetectable but you can still be charged with using your body and your virus as a murder, or assault weapon, if

UPDATE: CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV NON-DISCLOSURE

published: February, 15, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

A message from The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network with an impressive guide to what the world has been saying us recently.

UPDATE: CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV NON-DISCLOSURE

Dear friends and supporters: As you know, last week, the Supreme Court of Canada heard two key cases – R. v. Mabior and R. v. D.C. – on the issue of when people living with HIV may be criminally prosecuted for sexual assault for not disclosing their HIV-positive status.  These cases revisit the issues raised in the Supreme Court’s original judgment in 1998 in the case of R. v. Cuerrier, which determined that a person may be convicted of aggravated (sexual) assault for not disclosing h

Rallying The Troups Outside The Supreme Court Of Canada

published: February, 13, 2012 Categories // Activism, Legal, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

The Tattooed Activist once again delivers another emotional testimonial on the effects of HIV Criminalization.

On February the 8th I spoke at a rally outside the Supreme Court of Canada, while inside the court debated  the laws currently governing HIV disclosure. I joined a National call to action spearheaded out of Toronto and helped assemble three people living with HIV to talk about their own experiences trying to negotiate sex under an ill-defined law that has been inconsistently prosecuted by the courts.  Below is an excerpt from the speech that I delivered as part of the protest. I’ve spoken

Getting tough on criminalisation

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

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

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