CATALOGUE NUMBER: ATI-26081
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2009
AUTHOR/PUBLISHER: HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) (HALCO)| Ontarioís Gay Menís Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH)| (CATIE) Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
**NOTE: Please be advised that the HIV and the Law references in this resource are under review and are being revised in light of the October 5, 2012, Supreme Court of Canada ruling on non-disclosure of HIV status. For more immediate information on the implications of this ruling, please refer to: HIV non-disclosure and the criminal law: An analysis of two recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada
We have temporarily removed this publication from the CATIE collection until we can revise content accordingly.
In Ontario, contact your local AIDS service organization to obtain copies of HIV disclosure: a legal guide for gay men in Ontario.
This guide, written for gay men living with HIV, offers information about HIV disclosure and Canadian criminal law. The guide outlines what the law says, and doesn't say, about your rights and obligations around the disclosure of your HIV status during sex. It explores different situations, such as relationships or having sex with another guy who is HIV positive. Advice on how to disclose is paired with tips on how to protect yourself against guys who might lie. Finally, the guide provides resources and contacts for more information.
Understanding how the law impacts your sex life can be difficult; this guide aims to provide accurate practical answers.