Developing guidance for HIV prosecutions: an example of harm reduction? – HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 13(1)

In England and Wales, where prosecutions for reckless HIV transmission have been taking place since 2003, the HIV sector persuaded the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to consult on the production of Legal Guidance for CPS prosecutors and caseworkers in this area of law, as well as an accompanying Policy Statement. In this article, Yusef Azad describes both the process and the outcome, and attempts an initial assessment of whether this intervention has benefited people living with HIV.