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This Course is given by former ARASA Director, Michaela Clayton

Michaela Clayton

2021 Criminalisation, HIV transmission, exposure and non-disclosure is a course given by Michaela Clayton, former Director of ARASA, an expert in the field.

About this topic:

Criminalisation of intentional HIV transmission has become a concern in the management of the disease, with many countries adopting laws that allow for prosecuting those who knowingly spread the virus.

A 2008 Arasa study found that criminalising HIV did not stop the spread of the virus, but that criminalising the spread of HIV and prosecuting those implicated only increases stigma.

Clayton said the focus of lawmakers should be on how to use the law “to respond to the spread of HIV and effectively deal with the epidemic”.

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