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Mar16

Are you an immigrant living with HIV who has faced criminal charges relating to your HIV status?

Monday, 16 March 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Research, Legal, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Participants needed for research who identify as non-white or of colour and who've faced criminal charges relating to their HIV status, and who might or might not be in Canada – and people who work with them.( Honoraria available.)

Are you an immigrant living with HIV who has faced criminal charges relating to your HIV status?

Participants needed for research study: HIV criminalization, race, and immigration status

We are seeking participants for a study that looks at the relationship between immigration status, race, and the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure in Canada. We are interested in talking with you about your experiences with such processes as pre-removal assessment, deportation, detention, casework and case management, and courtroom preparation and appearance, among other details of your experiences relating to criminalization, immigration and HIV status.

We are looking for:

a) Individuals who identify as non-white or of colour and who have faced criminal charges relating to their HIV status, and who might or might not be in Canada; and/or

b) Community workers and service providers who have experience working with the people listed above (AIDS service organization personnel, lawyers in legal clinics and private practice, public health personnel, other).

Confidential interviews will take about one hour, and will be arranged at a mutually agreed upon time and place (over the telephone or via Skype, public location, professional office). A $50 honorarium will be offered to people listed above in a).

Please contact Laura Bisaillon at the email below if you are interested and eligible to take part.

Contact:

Laura Bisaillon, Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Health Studies Program, University of Toronto

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This research is funded by the CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention at the University of Toronto. Ethics approval has been granted.

(PositiveLite.com friend HALCO is one of the civil society partners for this important research study that aims to explore and understand the intersection of immigration status and racialization related to the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada.)  

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