Canada’s top HIV researchers and the Canadian Association for HIV Research Board of Directors endorsed an important statement yesterday to express their deep concern about the ongoing, overly broad use of the criminal law in HIV non-disclosure cases.
You can find the statement on the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure (CLHE) website:
- English: http://clhe.ca/wp-content/uploads/52.HIV-and-the-Criminal-Law-FINAL-EN.pdf.
- French: http://clhe.ca/wp-content/uploads/52.HIV-and-the-Criminal-Law-FINAL-FR.pdf.
Yesterday’s statement builds on the May 2014 statement by Canadian scientists, which you can find on our website: www.halco.org/2014/news/canadian-scientists-consensus-statement-on-hiv-and-its-transmission-in-the-context-of-criminal-law.
For more information about criminal law and HIV, please visit our website page: www.halco.org/areas-of-law/hiv-criminal-law.
If you are living with HIV in Ontario and have questions about criminalization or any other legal issue, please contact us for free legal advice.