Lecture: HIV and Health

Saturday 3rd July
4.00pm—6.00pm
Venue: Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck

This lecture is part of Law on Trial 2010: “Latest figures (2008) from the Health Protection Agency indicate that some 83,000 people are living with HIV in the UK, of which over a quarter are unaware of their infection. After almost thirty years of the global pandemic, and despite legislative and other efforts, people living with HIV and AIDS continue to face serious social and economic disadvantage. For some, law provides security and protection; for others its enforcement can result in the deprivation of liberty or worse. In this session – which begins with a key note lecture by one of the leading international writers and activists in the field of HIV/AIDS – we will be exploring not only the impact of law on people living with HIV and AIDS, but also what the most immediate challenges for law in this area are today.”

Key Note Lecture by Simon Watney: HIV, Poverty and Law in the UK Today
Commentators: Silvia Petretti (Positively Women), Robert James (Birkbeck), Lucy Stackpool-Moore (Birkbeck / SOAS)
Chair: Dr Matthew Weait (Birkbeck)

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