HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 11(1) April 2006

HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review 11(1) April 2006


  • Health Canada authorizes access to experimental HIV drugs, but only after a long struggle
  • Question period: how will Canada’s new minority government approach HIV/AIDS?
  • HIV-positive woman suing police, man who allegedly infected her and his family
  • Medical marijuana users continue to experience legal barriers
  • New developments in mandatory blood testing legislation
  • Health care workers push for use of safer hypodermic needles
  • Vancouver safe injection facility: more positive results
  • Gay man launches suit over refusal to accept blood donation

In brief

  • Vancouver police crack down on drug users, safe injection facility
  • Toronto City Council adopts drug strategy


  • WTO approves TRIPS amendment on importing under compulsory licensing
  • Who killed HIV/AIDS activist Steve Harvey?
  • Thais protest US-Thai FTA talks
  • Lesotho embarks on universal HIV testing
  • CEE/CA: Report calls for decriminalization of sex work
  • UK: Legal action launched against government’s guidelines on non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Lithuania: Legal Network meeting discusses model legislation project

In brief

  • Russian Federation: Duma repeals Russian Criminal Code reforms
  • UK: Home Office announces new policy initiative on prostitution
  • Germany: Study shows effectiveness of prison needle exchange
  • UK: Groups call for comprehensive response to HIV and hepatitis in prison
  • Australia: ACT considers prison needle exchange program
  • Namibia: Anti-homosexuality law undermines HIV prevention in prisons
  • India: UNAIDS claims law criminalizing homosexuality hinders HIV prevention


  • Supreme Court clarifies immigration medical inadmissibility provision
  • Federal health information privacy cases from 2005
  • Criminal law and HIV transmission/exposure: five new cases


  • UK: Court of Appeals upholds deportation orders of four people with HIV
  • India: Exclusion of people with HIV from police force unconstitutional, administrative tribunal holds
  • Australia: Court recognizes that HIV-positive people face special challenges in prison
  • U.S.: Kansas court strikes down harsher penalty for gay underage sex
  • Criminal law and HIV/AIDS: four new cases

In brief

  • Australia: HIV-positive applicant for permanent residence obtains waiver of medical inadmissibility
  • Australia: Court quashes sentence of man convicted for HIV transmission
  • U.S.: Arizona ordered to cover HIV-positive woman’s organ transplant
  • UK: House of Lords refuses leave to appeal HIV transmission conviction
  • Libya: Death sentences of foreign health care workers overturned