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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 lawHowever, please note that the information in the Guides is not a substitute for legal advice. Please contact HALC for advice if you have a specific legal problem. 

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.

Download the the NAPWHA submission to the International Commission of Jurists [PDF]



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