When the world’s eyes are on Canada this summer for the International AIDS Conference in Montreal (July 29 – August 2), they will see a country that continues to be a global leader in HIV criminalization. It’s time to uphold human rights and end the criminalization of HIV in Canada.
The government of Canada needs to hear the following demands from you:
- Remove non-disclosure, exposure, or transmission of HIV or other STBBIs from the reach of sexual assault laws, including the current mandatory designation as a sex offender.
- Enact reforms to ensure that any other provisions in the Criminal Code are not used to further stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV and STBBIs.
- End the deportation of non-citizens following conviction.
- Review past convictions so that people living with HIV previously criminalized under these harmful and stigmatizing laws no longer have to live with the label of a sex offender and criminal.
With your help we can make this happen!
Endorse the newest Community Consensus Statement calling on the government of Canada to limit HIV criminalization through changes to the Criminal Code, end the deportation on non-citizens convicted in these cases, and review all past convictions.
For more information on the Consensus Statement, please see our FAQ.