Recommendations for Police: Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure

HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network made submissions to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Diversity Committee in February 2013.

Our submissions were informed by our shared experience in working on the issue of the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada.  We include concrete recommendations for police that could be addressed in a general Best Practice Manual, and recommend the development of specific guidelines in relation to non-disclosure of HIV (and possibly other sexually transmitted infection), in consultation with people living with HIV and the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure (CLHE), as well as other relevant stakeholders.

Our submissions (pdf) are on our website:

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