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Canada: Supreme Court makes bad law worse (Update 5)
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) said today that the duty for an individual with HIV to disclose can be dispensed only when a condom is used and the individual also has a...
Canada: Judge says disease risk from spitting is an 'irrational, urban myth'
US: Study finds criminalising alleged HIV non-disclosure an ineffective HIV prevention tool
A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health by the leading US researcher into the impacts of HIV criminalisation,...
Overcoming HIV criminalisation together! (Press release)
Finland: Kenyan-born former 'erotic dancer' sentenced to 4 1/2 years for HIV exposure
Update: 15 December 2011
The Court of Appeal decided that she was not guilty of attempted aggravated assault but only endangerment with a resulting lower sentence – the maximum two...
Austria: Man accused of criminal HIV transmission fights "unconstitutional" forced blood test
A man in Austria is taking a case to the Constitutional Court that challenges the forcible testing of blood for HIV (as well as for use in...
Canada: Urgent sign on statement - ask Supreme Court to stop inappropriate criminalisation of people with HIV
On February 8, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear two landmark cases on the issue of...
Czech Republic: 18 year-old pregnant woman gets 2 1/2 years for HIV non-disclosure
An 18 year-old pregnant woman from Eastern Bohemia in the Czech Republic, coinfected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison last week for not disclosing that she...
Singapore: Two men with HIV jailed for non-disclosure to same man at different times
A 27 year-old former civil engineer and a 48 year-old married man who had casual sex at different times with a 37 year-old man (who subsequently tested HIV-positive) have each been sentenced to...
France: Untested gay man found criminally liable for two previous partners' HIV acquisition
A 39 year-old gay man who was so in denial of the possibility that he might have been HIV-positive that he refused to take an HIV test until 2007 has been found criminally liable for infecting...