Editor Bob Leahy looks at what’s right and what wrong with the community-based response to HIV and, despite the battle being fought by good people with the best of intentions, why results are disappointing
From Mark S. King “This video review of the conference will introduce you to the issue of HIV criminalization, the advocates fighting it, and some of those who have served jail time under the statutes”
From TheBody.com comes a story about a doctor and a poz gay patient. “Suddenly there he was, crying in my office. He had been indicted on charges brought by a partner of several months of having sex without disclosing his HIV status.”
Bob Leahy talks to Dr. Mark Tyndall about the consensus statement issued by 70 doctors/scientists outlining the likelihood of HIV transmission in an attempt to influence the status of Canadian law surrounding the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure.
What’s your experience of disclosing to sex partners? The HIV Disclosure Project says we need to hear the success stories - keep ‘em coming – but let’s not forget how difficult it can be for some and the work that needs to be done to make it easier.
Amy C. Willis: “we often hear about ethical reviews in the context of research but what kind of ethics are we talking about? And what do they have to do with people living with HIV? Do they protect us from things going wrong?”