Awareness and Understanding of HIV Non-disclosure Case Law and the Role of Healthcare Providers in Discussions About the Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure Among Women Living with HIV in Canada

@article{Patterson2019AwarenessAU,
  title={Awareness and Understanding of HIV Non-disclosure Case Law and the Role of Healthcare Providers in Discussions About the Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure Among Women Living with HIV in Canada},
  author={S. Patterson and V. Nicholson and M. Milloy and G. Ogilvie and R. Hogg and A. Carter and T. Li and E. Ding and P. Sereda and S. Greene and A. de Pokomandy and M. Loutfy and A. Kaida},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-19}
}
In 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that people with HIV are legally obligated to disclose their serostatus before sex with a “realistic possibility” of HIV transmission, suggesting a legal obligation to disclose unless they use condoms and have a low HIV viral load (< 1500 copies/mL). We measured prevalence and correlates of ruling awareness among 1230 women with HIV enrolled in a community-based cohort study (2015–2017). While 899 (73%) participants had ruling awareness, only 37% were… Expand
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