Panel--Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: new development and community responses

HIV AIDS Policy Law Rev. 2010 Oct;15(1):74-83.


This article provides summaries of the six presentations made during the panel. Stéphanie Claviaz-Loranger gives an overview of the recent developments in Canadian law since R v. Cuerrier. Barry Adam discusses views of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) with respect to the criminalization of HIV transmission and exposure. Shannon Thomas Ryan discusses the racialized nature of criminalization. Eric Mykhalovskiy explains the available policy options for Ontario concerning criminalization, and calls on the Ministry of the Attorney General to establish a consultation process to inform the development of policy and practice memoranda. Glenn Betteridge discusses the development and work of the Ontario Prosecutorial Guidelines Campaign. Finally, Lisa Power presents the experience of England and Wales with regard to HIV criminalization.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • Criminal Law*
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • Humans
  • Ontario
  • Population Groups
  • Self Disclosure*
  • Stereotyping