The issue of prosecutions for transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has attracted a lot of attention from people with HIV and those who support them, as well as from legal, human rights and public health experts.
If you want to explore this issue in more depth - for example, if you want to find out why we don’t think prosecutions for reckless transmission are helpful - try reading some of the articles, blogs and essays below. They’re full of helpful information.
Whatever your views on this issue, it’s always good to stay informed and research thoroughly before forming an opinion.
Read more about our views on prosecutions.
Read Ten Reasons to Oppose the Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission by the Open Society Institute, available in eight languages.
It lists reasons why leading experts believe criminalising HIV exposure or transmission is generally an unjust and ineffective public policy.
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by Anna Peters
Date due for the next review: 16/9/2018
Content Author: Daisy Ellis
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Policing Transmission, Terrence Higgins Trust & NAT, 2008
Investigation Guidance relating to the Criminal Transmission of HIV, NAT and ACPO
Various people talk about their experiences of living with HIV.
CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau
HIV Drug Interactions
George House Trust
Equality and Human Rights Commission
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