HIV & The Law Update


HIV & The Law Update

Friday 28th March 2014 (09:30 – 13:30)

Venue: LASS (53 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 6YF)

Key speaker: Robert James from Birkbeck College, UCL

A workshop to provide up to date information about HIV & the Law, using recent research by Sigma Research, updates from NAT and policy statements by BHIVA and EAGA. The workshop will include discussion of the recent prosecution case in Leicester with the positive person being found guilty and sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison.

Participants will have greater understanding about:

  • Current legal developments & trends regarding prosecution for transmission of HIV
  • Possible challenges and alternative approaches to existing laws
  • The issues people living with HIV may face during prosecutions, trial & sentence (defendant & accuser)
  • Current Guidance and recommendations for health and VCS support organisation workers.
  • Awareness of issues relating to disclosure and confidentiality.

This session will be of particular interest to people in the health profession, legal profession, police and CPS who may be involved with possible prosecutions. It is highly relevant for health workers and other support workers for clients who may have a blood borne virus or may be vulnerable to other transmitted infections. There have been prosecutions for transmission of other viruses.

Spaces are limited and free to residents of Leicester and Leicestershire. (A fee of £50.00 is payable for residents outside of Leicestershire).

For further information, please contact LASS on 0116 2559995.

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