Category: HIV and the Law

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit was initially launched in 2019 as part of the Positive Living, Positive Homes community-based research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and co-led by the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) and the University of Victoria. The toolkit illustrates and excellent example of applying research findings to practical knowledge sharing… Read more »

World AIDS Day and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Day message 2023

“Let communities lead” is the 2023 World AIDS Day theme and on December 1st, which is also the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week, we will have the opportunity to both reflect and create change. It’s a poignant day to remember all those important people who we have lost and to reflect on the valuable… Read more »

  via the HIV Legal Network HIV self-testing is a powerful tool, particularly if delivered through an approach that meets people where they are. Making self-tests available can promote uptake by offering people privacy, independence, and control as they decide when and where to take an HIV test. It can also be an opportunity to… Read more »

Summit 2023 Registration Open

Via CBRC CBRC’s annual knowledge exchange and capacity building conference on 2S/LGBTQ+ health research, programming, and advocacy in Canada takes place in Vancouver on November 16-17 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. The Summit aims to promote 2S/LGBTQ+ health care, research, and social services, as well as share best practice applications of, and new research… Read more »

Open letter on HIV criminalization reform

Over the past few months, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization has continued to press for law reform and engaged with federal government stakeholders on this file, including the offices of the Ministers of Justice and Health. An open letter about the need to reform the law on HIV non-disclosure was sent at the… Read more »

HIV Justice Live! Bringing Science to Justice

Via HIV Justice Network   Save the Date! July 25th live event Five years ago, twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists published the ‘Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law’ to address the misuse of HIV science in punitive laws and prosecutions against people living with HIV… Read more »

In a significant turn of events, the Government of Canada last week announced the repeal of a long-standing prejudicial immigration policy. Effective July 7, Immigration and Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) “automatic partner notification” policy is no longer in force, marking the end of two decades of an intrusive and discriminatory immigration policy. The termination… Read more »

HIV Criminalization – Government Consultation Report

Via HIV Legal Network On behalf of the HIV Legal Network and the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization, we are reaching out to individuals and organizations who have been engaged, in one way or another, in the ongoing discussions and law reform efforts concerning HIV criminalization. On Friday June 23rd, the government released the… Read more »

  From the HIV Legal Network In 2022, The HIV Legal Network released our latest strategic plan — Rights Within Reach — which outlines our goals and priorities for the next five years. One of the key priorities that emerged for us was the need to centre the lived experience and needs of Indigenous people,… Read more »

  Via Journal of Sexual Health Guest Editors: Christian Hui, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada Brent Allan, ASHM, Australia Bruce Richman, Prevention Access Campaign, USA Cedric Pulliam, Prevention Access Campaign, USA Mary Ann Torres, International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), Canada Vuyiseka Dubula, Centre for Civil Society (University of KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa Jason Ong, London… Read more »

On January 19th, the HIV Legal Network released its newest brief “A gender-centred dialogue on alternative justice responses to HIV non-disclosure criminalization”. Funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, the brief synthesizes and builds upon the roundtable we co-hosted with WHAI and CAAN in June 2022. The objective of the roundtable was to gather cross-sector… Read more »

  January 12, 2023 Honourable David Lametti Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Sent via email: [email protected]   Dear Minister Lametti: On behalf of PAN and our members, we write to thank you for following through on the commitment made at the July 2022 International AIDS Conference, to undertake a public consultation on… Read more »