Contains information about blood-borne viruses including how they are spread, how to protect against infection and what to do if there is a possible exposure. Written to provide information and guidance, it does not supersede policies and procedures of policing agencies.
Includes information about how HIV is transmitted, what to do if exposed to HIV, how to respond to someone with HIV, and information about criminal prosecution for HIV transmission. Also has an easy-to-use check-list to ensure blood borne virus training and occupational health policies are fit for purpose and up-to-date. Endorsed by the British HIV Association.
Provides technical assistance to states wanting to re-examine HIV-specific criminal laws to ensure that existing policies “do not place unique or additional burdens on individuals living with HIV/AIDS” and that policies “reflect contemporary understanding of HIV transmission routes and associated benefits of treatment.”
Serves as a call to action for parliamentary leadership and a reference guide for legislators and legislative staff. Contains information and guidance on issues specific to the AIDS response. (This resource contains content that is broader than HIV criminalisation.)
Informs parliamentarians about the types of laws that are helpful and unhelpful in the AIDS response. Gives examples of legislation from around the world that has been effective in limiting the spread of HIV, and draws lessons from the experiences of parliamentarians involved. (This resource contains content that is broader than HIV criminalisation.)
Aims to assist parliamentarians and other elected officials to undertake appropriate law reform and develop effective legislation to fight against AIDS. Provides examples of best legislative and regulatory practices from around the world. (This resource contains content that is broader than HIV criminalisation.)
Outlines the law on disclosure in Canada. Includes advice on advising partners and things PLHIV can do to avoid prosecution.
Aims to support community-based HIV organizations to develop policies and practices that help people living with HIV to control and navigate HIV disclosure decisions and actions.
Sets out the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals when caring for individuals living with HIV. Also suggests ways to achieve a confidential environment in which extremely sensitive matters relating to HIV-related risk and HIV status disclosure to third parties can be frankly and fully discussed. The document states that healthcare professionals must be mindful of their duty not to work beyond their expertise in legal matters.
Provides guidance on the complexities many nurses face working with people living with HIV including how to document advice on disclosure and responding to a search warrant.