HIV Non-Disclosure to Sexual Partners – The First Year Under the New Law

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 23:00

An Evening with Micheal Vonn,
Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association

HIV Non-Disclosure to Sexual Partners – The First Year Under the New Law

Thursday, September 26th, 7pm
Saint John the Divine (lounge)
1611 Quadra Street Victoria

In the fall of 2012 the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in the Mabior case created a new legal test for disclosure of HIV to sexual partners. As a result, there are few situations in which disclosure of HIV to a sexual partner is not a legal requirement and failure to disclose can mean prosecution for sexual assault. This situation has serious implications not only for people living with HIV, but for service providers and public health initiatives, including promotion of HIV testing.

This public talk explains the new laws and talks about the policy and legal developments one year into the Mabior era.

Presented by Vancouver Island PWA Society (VPWAS)
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250.382.7927

Vancouver Island PWA Society
101-1129 Yates St.
Victoria , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA

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