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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Criminal Responsibility For Hiv Transmission

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Response to the following post I just read (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

HiI often read this site and I have a lot of respect for it but feel the need to write in regards to the below conversation. I really think its wrong that you say that people shouldnt be prosecuted for the transmission of HIV. I think it should be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...doesn't mean it never happens, but rather that it very rarely occurs. When it does, it's a tragedy. However, my point was that criminalizing HIV non-disclosure ultimately leads to many more HIV infections, because it is a disincentive to getting... Read more »

Launch of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law: "Addressing Punitive Laws and Human Rights Violations Blocking Effective AIDS Responses"

...punish, rather than protect, people in need. Where the law does not advance justice, it stalls progress. Laws that inappropriately criminalize HIV transmission or exposure can discourage people from getting tested for HIV or revealing their HIV... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

HIV Criminalization

... Part of my USCA responsibilities included facilitating a round table discussion devoted to HIV criminalization. If I am not mistaken, it may have been the only Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hamilton Spectator Examines Debate Over Criminalizing HIV Transmission

...HIV transmission can constitute homicide. Bernard added that Aziga's case "raises all kinds of moral and legal questions about responsibility and blame." Winifred Holland, a former University of Western Ontario law professor, said she believes... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Criminalizing HIV Transmission in Uganda Will "Negatively Impact" Public Health, Opinion Piece Says

...efforts, and in fact "does the opposite" by "reinforc[ing] the stereotype that people living with HIV are immoral and dangerous criminals, rather than, like everyone else, people endowed with responsibility, dignity and human rights." According... Read more »
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Criminal transmisson of HIV is prosecutable!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...categories but I suggested the women too narrow the field of search too a smaller number, and note they are classified as "sex offenders" yes once convicted of criminal transmission of HIV you have too register for life as a sex offender, imagine... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...does anyone know if and upper resipatory infection ex. mucas and swollen tonsils, whitness on the toungue ever resemble hiv infection? Read more »

Media Responsibility

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Recently I was watching a special on the Logo station about a bike race in California for HIV. The report did nothing to dispel any disinformation even under the guise of being a "gay friendly" network.. All they showed Read more »