Mexico: Supreme Court Finds Veracruz Law Criminalising 'Wilful Transmission' of HIV and STIs to Be Unconstitutional
Following a Constitutional challenge Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice found an amendment to Article 158 of the Penal Code of the State of Veracruz to be invalid as it violates a number of fundamental rights.
Canada has the dubious distinction of being a world "leader," after Russia and the U.S., in prosecuting people living with HIV.
To end racial bias and misinformation in Canadian HIV criminalization stories, journalists must draw on the expertise of people with HIV, HIV service organizations and human rights advocates, researchers suggest.
"The country is still under a dictatorship and although treatment and care for those living with HIV is more civilized than it was in the past, people there are still being controlled," David Durán writes.
Most people diagnosed with HIV in Mexico in 2015 already had progressed to AIDS, advocates note. How do gender, stigma and criminalization, as well as immigration and migration, shape the Mexican HIV/AIDS experience, and how are advocates taking acti...
South African activists, health care workers and scientists "were faced with a horrific epidemic and did the right thing," Glenda Gray and James McIntyre. "En masse they spoke truth to power. They were relentless in their pursuit of scientific evid...
Despite very few prosecutions, Nova Scotia has become an interesting place in Canada with respect to the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.
Gender Inequality and HIV in South Africa: Learning From Dr. Wendee Wechsberg of RTI's Global Gender Center -- A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold
Just back from a conference on gender inequality, HIV, drug use and violence, Lynda Arnold senses that real change is in the air, thanks to people like Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., of RTI International.
In a major policy shift, the South African government has announced that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.