PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

Criminalization of HIV transmission does not only impact on people directly involved in legal cases. Badly drafted or vague laws have the potential to put many people living with HIV at risk of prosecution or investigation. The negative press which criminalization attracts generates stigma and can further marginalize people living with or at risk of HIV. The prospect of prosecution can also compromise access to services for people living with HIV who may be afraid to address sensitive issues in case this information is later used against them.

The links below will take you to pages on the site which explore the impact that criminalization has on people living with HIV.

 

Can it encourage disclosure?

3. How does criminalization impact on public health?

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PROSECUTING MOTHERHOOD? Canada and some Africa nations

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Fast facts about HIV criminalization
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Latest News

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