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Statutes undermine the progress made: The criminalisation of positive women
ALQ: Journal of the AIDS Law Network (2010)
  • Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern University
  • Beri Hull
  • Alice Welbourn
  • Emma Bell
  • Heidi Nass
Abstract
Criminalisation laws have a specific and nuanced impact on women living with HIV. An understanding of the consequences of such laws will help positive women and other advocates to combat negative uses of such laws, and to frame and advocate for effective alternatives for HIV prevention. This article helps tease out some of the ways that criminalisation can negatively impact the lives of positive women in particular: the explicit sex discrimination in the laws, the gender bias in courtrooms, the impact on marginalised women, and the increase in stigma and discrimination through criminalisation laws.
Publication Date
Summer 2010
Citation Information
Aziza Ahmed, Beri Hull, Alice Welbourn, Emma Bell, et al.. "Statutes undermine the progress made: The criminalisation of positive women" ALQ: Journal of the AIDS Law Network (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aziza_ahmed/12/