Supporting people living with HIV charged with HIV non-disclosure and serving time

Event Date: 
31 October 2017, 13:00 EDT

A CATIE, ACCM and PASAN partnership

This webinar is aimed at service providers, front-line workers, and allies supporting people living with HIV who have been affected by the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, or who are serving a prison sentence. This webinar will examine some of the ways that HIV positive people have been impacted by the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, the specific health related and emotional needs of HIV positive people in prison, and the role of HIV service organizations in responding to these needs.

This webinar aims to build concrete skills among service providers around responding to the specific realities faced by people serving time, to share strategies around reaching clients while in prison, and reflect on the role of community based HIV organizations and front-line service providers in supporting those facing HIV non-disclosure charges. 

We will hear from two individuals who have been personally impacted by the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, one of whom is involved in the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization, as well as a service provider supporting prisoners and ex-prisoners living with HIV working with PASAN, the Prisoners HIV/AIDS Support Action Network.


  • Claudia Medina
  • Michelle Pauline Whonnok
  • Chad Clarke

For more information, please contact: Liam Michaud at

Please note this webinar will only be offered in English.

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