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AIDS Action Now Day of Action on HIV criminalization

Two cases before Supreme Court of Canada

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AIDS Action Now took to the streets of Toronto on Feb 6 as part of a Day of Action ahead of the Feb 8 Supreme Court of Canada hearing of two landmark cases about HIV, sex and criminal law.
“Now people who are HIV are supposed to disclose our status if we are doing anything that might involve significant risk to a partner or someone else,” said Tim McCaskell of AIDS Action Now. “However, what significant risk is has not been clearly defined, and as a result there are, or have been, almost 130 cases across the country now of people being arrested.

“Transmission has not even been alleged in about 40 percent of those cases. It’s simply a matter of not disclosing your status.”

The protest started at the Church of the Holy Trinity and ended in front of Old City Hall.

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