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Criminalization of HIV

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Robb Travers

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Soc309 Lecture 11 Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: the limits of the law Alison Symington - Lawyer - Canadian HIV AIDS legal network Looking at sex that is otherwise consensual if HIV is not there The role of criminal law - Canada o 1988 first criminal charges for HIV exposure or transmission o 1998 looked at at the first casecalled R.v Cuerrier o World leader Number of charges Prosecute in relation to vertical transmission (mother to daughter) Prosecute due to murder - Globally o US is like us o Other countries have laws as well o Model law sample law in 2005 that spread through other African countries o Since 2000 it has become an international issue - Does criminal law have a role to play in responding to the HIV epidemic in Canada o Quote from original case 1988 (on lec slides) - In 2010 there was a cericumstance where the man did not disclose but judge took into account the risk rate which was very small
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