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A common assumption made about criminalization of HIV transmission and exposure is that it can in someway help HIV prevention efforts and protect people from HIV infection. In reality, many experts believe that criminalization makes people more vulnerable to HIV by discouraging HIV testing, marginalizing people at risk and compromising access to services for people living with HIV.

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REASSERTING RIGHTS

 

 

Switzerland: Raising Doubt

What laws and strategies should replace criminalization?

What are the human rights implications of applying the criminal law to HIV?

Does criminalization increase stigma related to HIV?

How does criminalization impact on public health?

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