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Global expert consensus confirms misuse of criminal law in HIV non-disclosure cases, at odds with science

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 12:24 PM | By Richard Elliott

The past year has seen many watershed moments for people living with HIV — including the latest news out of Amsterdam from the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

Last month, 20 leading HIV scientists from around the world released a global Expert consensus statement on the science of HIV transmission in the context of the criminal law. Drawing on a comprehensive review of the available scientific evidence, the statement estimates the per-act possibility of HIV transmission under different conditions. The findings suggest that, in many...