The law and HIV
Rather than being a public health issue, some HIV transmission cases are still considered acts of crime.
We are yet to see an environment where people living with HIV can disclose with confidence.
NAPWHA is working to protect the legal rights of positive people and foster an environment of co-operation and trust. The HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) produces a number of guides to HIV and the law.
ICJ call for submissions on the misuse of criminal law in the areas of sexuality, reproduction, drug use and HIV
In March 2019, NAPWHA made a written submission to the ICJ (International Commission of Jurists) who made a call for inputs into the development of principles to address the detrimental impact on health, equality and human rights of criminalisation with a focus on sexuality, reproduction, drug use and HIV.