Posts Tagged criminalization

Attorney General of Canada to issue Directive Regarding Prosecutions of HIV Non-Disclosure Cases

On December 1, 2018, the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Department of Justice announced a new directive regarding prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases. The Government of Canada is committed to a fair, responsive and effective criminal justice system that protects Canadians, holds offenders to account, supports vulnerable people, and respects the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Today, on the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister […]

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A report on Youth Unleashing Power: A Pozitive Youth Symposium (YUP) 2016

It was at the Canadian Aids Society’s Pozitive Youth forum in 2015 when Piotr Burek, one of the organizers of Youth Unleashing Power: A Pozitive Youth Symposium (YUP), met a positive person from his generation for the very first time. For seven years since he tested positive, he had not had the opportunity to meet a positive peer his age. The empowering feelings of connecting with peers at the forum, something he yearned to experience for years, was one of […]

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Pacific AIDS Network: HIV and the Law Toolkit

Laws around HIV disclosure are often complicated and may seem confusing. This resource page from the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is intended to bring together in one place current resources that clearly outline the laws, rights and responsibilities for people living with HIV in Canada. As you will see, the resources found here are tailored to various audiences from people living with HIV, to service providers, lawyers and policy makers. Resources vary from brochures presenting specific information, to opinion pieces, […]

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Women and the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure

Sensational headlines entice readers but too often tell an incomplete story that only serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes. This is frequently the case when people living with HIV navigate the criminal justice system in HIV non-disclosure cases only to see their faces splashed across media channels, adding to the public fear and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. Most prosecutions are against men, but for women living with HIV, the very justice system that was set up to protect women by criminalizing […]

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