Victoria, Australia, Moves To Repeal Law Criminalizing Intentional HIV Transmission
The Guardian: Victoria moves to repeal HIV-specific law criminalizing deliberate infection
“Victoria has moved to repeal a law making it an offense to intentionally infect another person with HIV. … It was Australia’s only remaining HIV-specific law that criminalized the intentional transmission of the virus … On Tuesday Victoria’s attorney general, Martin Pakula, said people living with HIV were entitled to equality before the law. … ‘This is about reducing the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV, and in turn promoting equal protection by the law of all Victorians’…” (Davey, 4/13).