The HIV Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with HIV or AIDS and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV and criminalization, in Canada and internationally. In 2021, we undertook a planning process that would shape the strategic goals and priorities for the organization’s next five years (2022-2027). To do this, we sought … Read more
Respect. Protect. Fulfill. You can help challenge wrongs, advance rights, and transform lives. Denied basic healthcare. Criminalized and vilified for love. Unfairly targeted by police. These abuses, and more, are too often the experience of people living with HIV and of communities affected by HIV. At the HIV Legal Network, our mission has always been … Read more
Seizing the moment to push for concrete and lasting change.
The HIV Legal Network has signed this open letter to the president and CEO of Cepheid, urging the company to increase access to GeneXpert SARS-COV-2 tests in low- and middle-income countries. Mr. Warren C. Kocmond President and Chief Operating Officer Cepheid 904 Caribbean Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 United States CC: Mr. Philippe Jacon, President, … Read more
Guided by the past and working toward the future as we challenge wrongs, advance rights, and transform lives.
Highlights of our work in Canada and around the world from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019.
Letter to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, attention Jocelyn McCauley, Clerk March 6, 2019 As organizations involved in the response to HIV in Ontario, we write to express our concerns with certain provisions in the recently introduced Bill 68 (Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019) – and specifically the provisions in Schedule 7 that … Read more
As community organizations are closing, the federal government presides over the continued steady erosion of federal HIV funding, with $104 million in funds lost from the response.
Note: this brief was originally published in 2018 and has been updated with recent developments in 2020. In recent years, the Government of Canada has renewed a commitment to ongoing dialogue and constructive engagement with civil society in the response to HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs). In … Read more
Kitabu hiki kiliandikwa kwa ajili ya wazazi au wazazi watarajiwa wanaoishi na HIV, ikiwa ni pamoja na wanawake, wanaume waliobadilisha jinsia na watu wasio na jinsia. Kinalenga kutoa maelezo halisi na kukuza ufahamu kuhusu baadhi ya maeneo muhimu ya wasiwasi ambazo wazazi wanaoishi au walioathiriwa na HIV wanazo. Know Your Rights: Guide for Parents Living … Read more