Crime and Punishment: Criminalization of HIV  TUSAT26

Organiser:
Type:
Non-Commercial Satellite Back
Venue: SBR 7
Interpretation: None
Time: 18:30 - 20:30, 05.08.2008
Code: TUSAT26
Chairpersons: Kevin Osborne, United Kingdom
Kate Thomson, Switzerland


Several countries have laws that are used to criminalize HIV transmission in order to promote public health. Yet these laws and policies have a negative impact on accessing and uptake of sexual and reproductive health services and promoting health seeking behaviors. The experience of HIV related stigma - especially as felt by people living with HIV - is a reality that many of these laws fail to appreciate. The double stigma felt by vulnerable groups in particular (men who have sex with men; injecting drug users and sex workers and their clients; young women and girls) is often enhanced by policies that fail to take into account the realities of different people's lives. This interactive session will address a number of key questions in determining sound HIV policy and practice. These include: - What are the arguments for and against criminalizing HIV transmission? - How does criminalization of HIV affect people living with HIV? - Can and should laws and policies be used to 'control' intimate behaviours? - How do issues of race, sexual orientation and gender affect the implementation of policies? - What are possible alternatives to criminalizing HIV transmission?


IPPF, GNP+, ICW



Presentations in this session:

18:30
TUSAT2601
Punishments that do not match the 'crime': Understanding the impact of criminalizing HIV transmission
Christoforos Mallouris, Netherlands


18:40
TUSAT2602
Into the Firing Line: Placing young women and girls at greater risk
Alice Welbourn, United Kingdom


18:50
TUSAT2603
Race and Immigration: Determinants of a sound policy
Rhon Reynolds, United Kingdom


19:00
TUSAT2604
Making it Worse: Policy implications of of criminalization for MSM
Shivananda Khan, India


19:10
TUSAT2605
Stigma and Discrimination facing People Living with HIV: Getting the evidence
Lucy Stackpool-Moore, United Kingdom


19:20
TUSAT2606
Answers and Alternatives: A more nuanced approach towards the criminalization of HIV
Susan Timberlake, Switzerland








   

   

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