Webinar: The Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure and Poz Youth Responses Towards it.
Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Time: 11am PDT / 2pm EDT
To Register for this webinar, click this link: http://bit.ly/webinar_HIVisNotaCrime
In Canada, those of us living with HIV have the duty to disclose our HIV status to our partners before engaging in sexual activities that have a "realistic possibility" of passing HIV. This webinar aims to explain how this law impacts our community, and to discuss how this law contributes to and is influenced by HIV stigma. As well, we will highlight the on-going work of an ambitious group of local youth advocating for the much necessary changes we hope to see regarding this law. HIV+ Youth are coming together to help end discrimination they face from Canada. Through mobilization and strategizing around the current laws around HIV non-disclosure, they will decide how they will present to the Department of Justice, and how to end the discrimination youth now face from these laws.
Neil Self, from Positive Living BC, will be speaking on the work of the Canadian Coalition to reform HIV Criminalization.
William Flett, from YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society, will be speaking on the youth efforts towards an organized response to the non-disclosure law, and how his team is mobilizing to present to the Department of Justice on how this law impacts them.
There will be an opportunity for questions and further dialogue for both presenters, at the end of the presentation.