Category Archives: Q&A

Indigenous Communities and HIV Disclosure to Sexual Partners: Questions and Answers

While the criminal law is a blunt instrument to deal with complex issues such as disclosure or the root causes for HIV in Indigenous communities, it is the law in Canada, and it is important for you to know about it so you can make informed decisions about your sexual life. This brochure has been […]

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Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence: Questions & Answers

This guide is for women, including trans women, who are living with HIV and who experience or are at risk of experiencing violence from their intimate partner. Intimate partner violence can be physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse from someone with whom you have or had an intimate relationship. Abuse by an intimate partner is not […]

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Constitutional challenge to Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law: Questions & Answers

Jamaican human rights activist Maurice Tomlinson has filed a claim in the Jamaican Supreme Court of Judicature, challenging the country’s laws criminalizing “buggery” and other consensual sex between men as violating numerous rights guaranteed in Jamaica’s constitution. This backgrounder answers some key questions related to this constitutional challenge. Related news release: Jamaican Gay Activist Launches Constitutional […]

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HIV Disclosure to Sexual Partners: Questions and answers for newcomers

This brochure — in five languages — will help newcomers to Canada make informed decisions about disclosing to sexual partners. 

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Love and Respect: Q&A on Jamaican TV ad court case

  In 2012, Jamaican human rights activists and AIDS-Free World produced “Love and Respect,” a short, 30-second video advertisement calling for respect for the basic human rights of Jamaican LGBTI people. However, television stations in Jamaica refused to air it as a paid advertisement. prompting this legal proceeding. Jamaican human rights activist, Maurice Tomlinson, is pursuing […]

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An Injection of Reason: Critical Analysis of Bill C-2

Drug Policy | Politiques sur les drogues

Bill C-2 (An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) undermines the rights of people who use drugs to access lifesaving and health-protecting services. 

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Reckless Endangerment — Q&A on Bill C-36: Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided that several parts of Canada’s Criminal Code dealing with prostitution are unconstitutional because

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Know Your Rights 8: Disclosure, privacy and parenting

Number 8 in a series of brochures that address the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts.         RELATED PUBLICATIONS Know Your Rights — The Full Series (8 units)

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Know Your Rights 7: Disclosure in school and daycare

Number 7 in a series of brochures that address the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts.         RELATED PUBLICATIONS Know Your Rights — The Full Series (8 units)

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Know Your Rights 6: Privacy and health records

Number 6 in a series of brochures that address the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts.         RELATED PUBLICATIONS Know Your Rights — The Full Series (8 units)

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