Getting the Message Right

Learning about the experience of survivors

These resources include interviews and testimony of people who have been tried for HIV exposure and transmission.

HIV Criminalization in Canada: Testimonials

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.

Positive Women Revisited

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.