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March 20, 2013

German National AIDS Council Tackles HIV Criminalization

The German National AIDS Council, an independent advisory body of the Federal Ministry of Health, has produced a consensus statement on HIV criminalization, according to the HIV Justice Network. “The risk reduction of successful antiretroviral therapy is at least comparable to the correct use of condoms,” the document states (translated from German). “A criminal examination of HIV exposure or transmission related to consensual sexual intercourse must be consistent with the medical facts.”

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David, Wellington, New Zealand, 2013-03-21 13:31:14
The German National AIDS Council is to be congratulated on producing the soundest, most rational and moderate statement on this vexed issue. As a gay man living with HIV, it brings joy to my heart to see a glimmer of hope that we can turn back the global tide of hateful, crimilisation of those of us with HIV.

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