Czech Republic - alarming developments

Last updated on: 17 February 2016
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2016
Czech republic

2016, January: Prague's Public Health Authority initiated criminal investigations against 30 gay men living with HIV that had been diagnosed with sexually transmitted infection (STI) during the previous year.

The Public Health Authority appear to believe that since these men acquired an STI this is proof that they must have practiced condomless sex and have therefore violated Sections 152 and 153 of the Czech Criminal Code, which a 2005 Supreme Court ruling confirmed, could be used to prosecute any act of condomless sex (including oral sex) by a person living with HIV as "spread of infectious diseases."

This is an alarming development.
For more information on this go to the 
HIV Justice Network website.
To sign on to a Change.org peption protesting against this go 
here