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North America and Western Europe lead the world in criminalising HIV transmission and exposure

Worldwide, at least 600 individuals have now been convicted of transmitting HIV or of exposing others to the virus, a satellite session at AIDS 2010 was told.

Published
19 July 2010
By
Roger Pebody
New Guidance for Police Investigating Criminal Transmission of HIV

New guidance has been produced to help police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland when investigating allegations of criminal transmission of HIV.

Published
15 July 2010
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Vienna declaration calls for science-based drug policies

Three leading scientific and health policy organizations this week launched a global drive for signatories to the Vienna Declaration, a statement seeking to improve community

Published
30 June 2010
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Uganda: Minister's turnaround on HIV bill raises concern

Ugandan AIDS activists have expressed concern over a decision by the Ministry of Health to back an HIV/AIDS bill that would criminalize the deliberate transmission

Published
13 May 2010
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Canadian judge rules that insertive unprotected anal sex does not create a 'significant risk of serious bodily harm'

A Canadian judge has ruled for the first time that an HIV-negative person is not placed at 'a significant risk of serious bodily harm' if

Published
12 May 2010
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Ten-year sentence in Scottish HIV prosecution

An HIV-positive man in Scotland has been sentenced to ten years in jail after being convicted of infecting one female partner with HIV and having

Published
26 February 2010
By
Michael Carter
Latest Scottish HIV transmission conviction sets worrying legal precedent

A 41-year-old HIV-positive man has been convicted by a court in Edinburgh of reckless and culpable conduct after infecting a female sexual partner with HIV. This

Published
20 January 2010
By
Michael Carter
Uganda: government minister questions need for new anti-gay laws

A Ugandan government minister has questioned the need for new legislation which would intensify penalties for consenting homosexual acts. Aston Kajara, minister of state for investments,

Published
08 January 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Conference highlights the forces encouraging risk behaviour in gay men

The forces encouraging sexual risk behaviour are large and widespread, but the forces for precautionary behaviour are meagre and narrowly focussed, argued Ford Hickson of

Published
13 March 2009
By
Roger Pebody
Unsafe convictions?

Why advocates have concerns over recent HIV and hepatitis B prosecutions, by Edwin J Bernard and Michael Carter

Published
01 January 2009
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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