The Impacts of the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure on Indigenous People

Posted on Apr 23 by Lana Holinaty

The Impacts of the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure on Indigenous People

The Impacts of the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure on Indigenous People
A Case Study of Regina - April 2018

Disclosing one’s HIV positive status to a sexual partner raises complex issues pertaining to sex, consent, relationships, privacy, and wellbeing. Disclosure of HIV status to a sexual partner is further complicated by an unclear and harsh Canadian legal climate. The criminalization of HIV is uneven in that some groups of people who are HIV positive can experience heightened stigma, as well as very different experiences with state laws. Indigenous people who are HIV positive, and Indigenous communities, are being impacted in particular and negative ways. For the full report click here.

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