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HIV and Criminalization in the Media

Would an HIV-positive woman get charged if she was raped? McMaster prof asks

School of Social Work's, Professor Saara Greene discusses the power imbalance that can make it more challenging for women to reveal their HIV status to their sexual partners in a recent CBC.ca article.

Jan 16, 2017

Watch HIV News: 'Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure a bigger burden on women, advocates say' - Saara Greene

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the consent someone gives to sexual activity can be considered null and void if a partner fails to disclose, or lies about, his or her HIV status

Jan 15, 2017

WATCH HIV News: NOW Toronto: HIV disclosure double jeopardy

Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure calls for an immediate moratorium on all prosecutions in cases of HIV non-disclosure

Jan 12, 2017

WATCH HIV News: NOW Magazine: Laws criminalizing HIV are putting vulnerable women at greater risk

Front-line workers and legal experts say they've received calls from HIV-positive women who've been raped but are afraid to report for fear of being charged

Jan 11, 2017

WATCH HIV News: NOW Magazine: What it’s like to be HIV positive

"We see so many adverts for cancer awareness on TV – celebrities fundraising, people talking about it. You rarely see people talking about their HIV. It's still dealt with in silence." BY DECLAN KEOGH

Jan 11, 2017

WATCH HIV News: Daily Xtra: Federal government to review Canada's tough HIV laws

HIV criminalization, funding for HIV and hepatitis organizations on the agenda.

Dec 01, 2016

WATCH HIV News: Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues Statement on World AIDS Day December 1st

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement:

Dec 01, 2016