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supreme court HIV criminalization

2014-03-06-Womensdaybanner.jpgLaws requiring individuals with HIV to disclose their status before sex are assumed to be in place to protect people. Often these laws are framed as protection for women. In a 2012 Supreme Court of Canada decision that made the law governing HIV non-disclosure stricter, the judges indicated a particular concern for "the trusting wife." But the intent of a law is one thing. The impact is another.