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NAT Topic - Criminalisation

Criminalisation

The issue: 

Since 2001, there have been prosecutions for the reckless transmission of HIV in the UK. However, this has not reduced HIV transmission. Instead, it has undermined public health by increasing stigma, victimisation and discrimination of people living with HIV. Investigations are often long and protracted and spark stigmatising media coverage.  

What we do: 

NAT influences legal and policy developments, police and prosecutor practice and media narrative on the criminalisation of HIV transmission. We do this by engaging with the police, Crown Prosecution Service and the media, striving to limit the detrimental impact of prosecutions for reckless transmission. We monitor prosecutions and intervene on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that people living with HIV are treated fairly within the criminal justice system.

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On 11 November the Mirror published an article online called 'The Hollywood actor with HIV deserves everything he gets –...
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There have been a number of reports of on an HIV criminalisation case in the media this week, describing the...
Sarah Radcliffe
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