Sexual transmission of HIV and the law: an Australian medical consensus statement

Provides current scientific evidence to facilitate just outcomes in Australian criminal cases involving HIV. Argues that careful attention should be paid to the best scientific evidence on HIV risk and harms, with consideration of alternatives to prosecution, including public health management. Authored by leading Australian HIV clinicians and scientists.

HIV Criminalisation and Sex Work in Australia

Reports that following the high profile prosecution of an HIV positive sex worker (no transmission), sex workers became fearful of HIV testing for HIV. In the four-week period following the court case, attendance at the sex worker outreach medical service dropped from an average of 40 per night to three.