Documentary film (45 min) tells the personal stories of four women living with HIV in Canada and their experiences with HIV disclosure, the criminal law, and stigma and discrimination.
Details Louis Gay’s experience of HIV criminalisation on the day charges against him were dropped.
Includes testimony and advocacy of survivors of HIV criminalization prosecutions at the HIV Is Not A Crime conference, 2014.
A person living with HIV tells the story of his wrongful HIV conviction.
Introduces HIV criminalization through the experiences of three people who were prosecuted for HIV crimes.
In individual videos, seven survivors of HIV criminalisation tell their compelling first-hand accounts of prosecution and incarcertion for HIV non-disclosure.
Compiled from research interviews conducted by Alexander McClelland, as part of his doctoral research at Concordia University. In order to protect the confidentiality of research participants, these stories are composites and the names are pseudonyms.
In 2022, to mark the 10th anniversary of Positive Women, the HIV Legal Network went back to two of the protagonists featured in the original documentary to understand if and how criminalization was still part of their lives. Positive Women Revisited (2022) documents what it’s still like to live with the constant fear of prosecution, and why this needs to change for people living with HIV in Canada.