Criminal prosecutions involving HIV transmission or exposure are becoming more common around the world, including in Australia. These prosecutions, and the media they generate, have sparked renewed interest in the intersection of criminal law and public health measures.
To facilitate discussion of these issues and potential options for policy reform, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAOAustralian Federation of AIDS Organisations. AFAO is the peak non-government organisation representing Australia's community-based response to HIV/AIDS. AFAO's work includes education, policy, advocacy and international projects. ) and the National Association for People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWHA) hosted an HIV, Criminal Law and Public Health Forum in Canberra, on the 29th September. read more »