• Hear how different solutions to complex issues are being found in the international arena, in national policy, and in case law judgments; and
• Explore pragmatic advocacy strategies in order to move towards the goal of decriminalisation.
the new name for a revised concept of HIV prevention for and by people living with HIV, formerly known as 'positive prevention'. It emphasises that responsibility for HIV prevention should be shared, and that policies and programmes for people living with HIV should be designed and implemented with the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV.
Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention focuses on improving and maintaining the dignity of the individual living with HIV, which has a positive impact on that individual's physical, mental, emotional and sexual health, and which, in turn, creates an enabling environment that will reduce the likelihood of new HIV infections.
By linking together the social, health and prevention needs of the individual living with HIV within a human rights framework, Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention results in a more efficient use of resources with outcomes that are more responsive to the needs of people living with HIV, with additional benefits for their partners, families and communities.
In June 2010, I worked with GNP+ as a presenter, participant and rapporteur for a consultation on the implications of new HIV prevention technology research and development for people living with HIV, held in Amsterdam. Following the meeting, I produced an advocacy agenda for people living with HIV regarding new prevention technologies such as the use of HIV treatment as HIV prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and microbicides.
In 2008 and again in 2009, I worked with colleagues from all over the world on GNP+'s Global Criminalisation Scan which documents laws, judicial practices and case studies of the criminalisation of HIV exposure and transmission. I also wrote a series of in-depth articles exploring various aspects of criminalisation for the website.