Yale University

CIRA Convenes Work Session

CIRA hosted 27 visitors from the U.S. and Canada at the Center's third working meeting on the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure held at Yale on April 7-8, 2016. Stephen Latham, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and Catherine Hanssens, Center for HIV Law and Policy, moderated the meeting. Participants included academic researchers, legal and criminal justice system professionals, ethicists, local and state health department representatives, policy makers, advocates, and students. Over the course of the two-day meeting, the group reviewed the current status of research, policy, advocacy and laws on HIV non-disclosure in North America, developed priorities for future work with emphasis on additional research to impact the continuing morass of legal and public health issues surrounding these laws, and identified opportunities for research and other collaboration. The Work Session closed with a public forum featuring presentations on criminalization as a women’s issue, nurses' knowledge of criminalization laws in North America, the racialization of HIV criminalization in mainstream media in Canada, and restoring science in public health law. CIRA's Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure Work Group is open to all who are interested. More information about the Work Group can be found on CIRA's website.

Published: Monday, April 18, 2016