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Edwin J. Bernard
Published: 18 July 2010


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Bray L Criminal Prosecutions for HIV Exposure: overview and analysis. Yale: Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) 2003.

Cameron E The Criminalization of HIV Transmission and Exposure. 1st Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights, Toronto, 12 – 13 June, 2009.

Cameron S and Rule J (eds) The Criminalisation of HIV Transmission in Australia: legality, morality and reality. Silver Spring: National Association of People with Aids (NAPWA) 2009.

Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). Global Criminalisation Report (working title). Amsterdam: GNP+  2010.

GNP+ Global Criminalisation Scan. Date accessed: 24 June 2010.

GNP+/THT Criminalisation of HIV transmission in Europe. Date accessed: 24 June 2010.

IPPF/GNP+/ICW HIV: verdict on a virus - public health, human rights and criminal law 2008.

IRIN/Plus News Crime and punishment: criminalisation and HIV. www.plusnews.org/InDepthMain.aspx?InDepthId=77&ReportId=81756. Date accessed: 24 June 2010.

Kazatchkine C Criminalizing HIV transmission or exposure: the context of French-speaking West and Central Africa. HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(3), 2010.

Pearshouse R Legislation contagion: the spread of problematic new HIV laws in Western Africa. HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 12(2/3), 2007.

Symington A Criminalization confusion and concerns: the decade since the Cuerrier decision. HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review 14(1), 2009.

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A writer and advocate on a range of HIV-related issues, Edwin has a particular specialism in HIV and the criminal law. He works with national and international HIV organisations, including the International AIDS Society, GNP+ and UNAIDS, as well having as a long association with NAM as a writer on this topic and as the former editor of HIV Treatment Update. To visit Edwin's blog and respond to posts click here.

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