Disclosure Cases Overturned by Ontario Court

Ontario’s highest court has overturned sex assault convictions in the cases of two HIV-positive men in light of clarified rules on disclosure from the Supreme Court. Both men argued their convictions should be overturned in light of a landmark ruling last year from the Supreme Court of Canada about HIV disclosure. The high court ruled that people with HIV do not have to inform sexual partners of their status as long as they have a low viral load and they wear a… Read more

Presidential AIDS Council Recommends Repealing HIV Criminalization Laws

Many people don’t know that you can be prosecuted in 34 of the states in the US for non-disclosure of HIV status. This is often true whether the other person is infected or not. Punishments range from jail time to registering as a sex offender. The initial purpose of these laws was to force all positive people to disclose in all scenarios. Instead the opposite occurs and people don’t get tested because if they don’t know their status they can’t… Read more