Category Archives: HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review

Adequately funding Canada’s federal HIV strategy

An open letter, sent on December 20, 2016 to Prime Minister Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and then Health Minister Jane Philpott to draw attention to a serious, ongoing challenge to the HIV response in Canada. Over the last decade, there has been a very substantial loss of federal funds that were to have been […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 16 – May 2012

FEATURES – TREATMENT AS PREVENTION: ASSESSING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS Human rights in an era of treatment as prevention The ethical implications of “treatment as prevention” in the United States British Columbia’s “seek and treat” strategy: a cautionary tale on privacy rights and informed consent for HIV testing CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS Federal government’s omnibus […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(3) October 2011

FEATURE Bedford v. Canada: a paradigmatic case toward ensuring the human and health rights of sex workers A tale of two cases: urging caution in the prosecution of HIV non-disclosure CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS Senate stalling derails bill to fix Canada’s law on affordable generic medicines for developing countries Ontario: study documents access and quality of care […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(2) April 2011

FEATURE Legislative and policy analysis of HIV prevention, treatment and care for people who use drugs and incarcerated people in Central Asia and Azerbaijan CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS Supervised injection sites in Quebec: one step closer to reality Correctional Investigator highlights pending adverse impacts of the government’s “tough on crime” agenda In brief Ottawa police changes policy […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 15(1) October 2010

FEATURE Redoubling global efforts to support HIV/AIDS and human rights CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS HIV prevalence in prison is 15 times greater than in the community as a whole New study puts forth HIV treatment as prevention Keeping a common bawdy house becomes a “serious offence” under Criminal Code Vaccine initiative money reallocated; emphasis placed on research […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(3) June 2010

FEATURES Criminalizing HIV transmission or exposure: the context of francophone West and Central Africa MSM law in francophone Africa and the fight against AIDS: the hypocrisy of certain countries CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS British Columbia project seeks to improve access to HIV treatment and care among hard-to-reach populations Multi-million dollar AIDS vaccine project cancelled Surveys in Quebec […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(2) December 2009

FEATURE Clean switch: the case for prison needle and syringe programs CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS Quebec’s funding cut endangers study on alternative treatment for people addicted to heroin Constitutionality of gay blood donor ban challenged in court In brief Report: Cancelled prison tattoo initiative had potential to reduce disease transmission Municipal support on Vancouver Island for access […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(1) May 2009

FEATURE Criminalization confusion and concerns: the decade since the Cuerrier decision CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS B.C. medical officers of health seek more supervised injection facilities Human rights complaint filed against Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons over methadone program More money for Vancouver drug court, but future funding for all drug courts uncertain Survey reveals need to […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 13(2/3) December 2008

FEATURE Legislation contagion: building resistance CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS Results of the first North American prescription heroin study are promising New excessive demand policy for immigration applicants British Columbia adopts E-Health Act (Most) political parties respond to questionnaire on AIDS issues during federal election Immigration and Refugee Protection Act amended In brief Federal Government announces new strategy […]

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HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 13(1) July 2008

FEATURES Delivery past due: global precedent set under Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime Developing guidance for HIV prosecutions: an example of harm reduction? Access to condoms in U.S. prisons CANADIAN DEVELOPMENTS Legislation imposing mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences passes second reading Manitoba legislation would authorize testing for HIV without informed consent Organ donation regulations […]

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