Expert affidavit in E.L. case on the impact of laws applied to criminalise HIV transmission or exposure

Affidavit provided to the High Court from Michaela Clayton, a human rights lawyer with extensive expertise in HIV/AIDS and human rights issues, concluding that, in her expert opinion, HIV criminalisation was unlikely to prevent new infections or reduce women’s vulnerability to HIV but could in fact harm women rather than assist them, and also may negatively impact both public health and human rights.