Discussions

The use of the criminal law to prosecute individuals who have either exposed or transmitted HIV to others is not a new phenomenon – the earliest prosecutions began in the global North in the 1980s,...
As you can see from the results of the Global Criminalisation Scan, there are a multitude of laws governing HIV prosecutions. This article will focus on prosecutions for sexual HIV exposure and HIV...
In criminal HIV exposure cases, the severity of punishment is supposed to reflect the risk facing the uninfected party, and yet, so far, with a few rare exceptions (see below), courts throughout the...
The tension between our right to privacy (in order to protect ourselves from experiencing stigma, discrimination, rejection or violence) and a duty to disclose sensitive and confidential information...
In many countries around the world, blame for the HIV epidemic is often assigned to communities disproportionately affected by HIV. These communities tend to be visible and powerless and include:...
One of the hard-won battles in recent years has been the recognition that HIV-positive people have a right to have children. There have already been cases in other parts of the world where the...