How does criminalization impact on public health?

A common assumption about the criminalization of HIV transmission or exposure is that it contributes to HIV prevention efforts and improves public health. However, there is little or no evidence to support this claim.

The following pages explore some of the misconceptions around criminalization and public health and considers the likely impact of HIV prosecutions.

Fast facts about HIV criminalization
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