Many people and organizations, including HALCO, have been working tirelessly to address the overcriminalization of HIV by raising the issues and providing accurate information for both politicians and the general public. Below are some examples of recent media coverage on the issue:
- Ontario a ‘world leader’ in unjustly prosecuting people living with HIV, advocates say, Toronto Star, September 11, 2017 (Jacques Gallant): www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/09/11/ontario-a-world-leader-in-unjustly-prosecuting-people-living-with-hiv-advocates-say.html
- Groups intervene over sexual assault convictions, Law Times, September 11, 2017 (Gabrielle Giroday): www.lawtimesnews.com/author/gabrielle-giroday/groups-intervene-over-sexual-assault-convictions-13654/
- How everyone living with HIV in Canada became a potential criminal, XTRA Spark, August 8, 2017 (Richard Elliott): www.dailyxtra.com/how-everyone-living-with-hiv-in-canada-became-a-potential-criminal-76728
- Criminal law out of step on HIV, Law Times Speaker’s Corner, March 27, 2017 (Ryan Peck): www.lawtimesnews.com/author/na/speakers-corner-criminal-law-out-of-step-on-hiv-13250/
- Advocates hope for change in HIV non-disclosure law after Ottawa meeting with provinces, Toronto Star, March 5, 2017 (Laura Beeston): www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/05/advocates-hope-for-change-in-hiv-non-disclosure-law-after-ottawa-meeting-with-provinces.html
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.