Satellite meeting

Criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission

This satellite meeting, held in Vienna on the 18th July, was co-organised by NAM, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

You can view the whole session, with presentations, here:

Thanks to for filming and editing.

The videos are also available at:

The purpose of the meeting:

  • To understand where and how laws and prosecutions are happening;
  • To hear how different solutions to complex issues are being found in the international arena, in national policy, and in case law judgments; and
  • To explore pragmatic advocacy strategies in order to move towards the goal of decriminalisation.



HIV and the criminal law

NAM published an extensive resource, HIV and the criminal law, written by Edwin J Bernard.

You can read it online at

Edwin was interviewed during the conference by Mark S King for his video blog. Edwin's segment is available in Mark's blogpost 'AIDS 2010 Opening Day: Sex, Drugs, and Annie Lennox'.

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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