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HIV non-disclosure and Canadian criminal law: antiretroviral treatment and viral load

This document will inform you about:

  1. when there is a legal duty to disclose HIV-positive status;
  2. the current evidence regarding the impact of ARV treatment and viral load on the risk of HIV transmission;
  3. the current state of the law regarding viral load and HIV disclosure; and
  4. why people should not be prosecuted or convicted for HIV non-disclosure when they have a low or undetectable viral load.

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Published On 2011-11-11
Author Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Topics Treatment, Criminal Law
Document Type Briefing Papers
Language English
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Non-divulgation de la séropositivité au VIH et droit criminel canadien : le traitement antirétroviral et la charge virale French version

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