The Case Against Criminalization of HIV Transmission

Argues that although criminal law has been invoked throughout the HIV epidemic, the public health community has neither favoured its use nor taken a vigorous stand against it. States criminal law cannot draw reasonable lines between criminal and noncriminal behaviour, or prevent HIV transmission. For women, it is a poor substitute for policies that go to the roots of subordination and gender-based violence.

Verdict on a Virus

Provides case studies and opinions from around the world, as well as resources and information to support legal advocacy and social mobilisation.

Ten Reasons to Oppose the Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission

Provides ten reasons why criminalizing HIV exposure or transmission is unjust and ineffective public policy. Argues criminalization is unlikely to prevent new infections or reduce women’s vulnerability to HIV. Instead, criminalisation may harm women and has a negative impact on public health and human rights.