It’s World AIDS Day although if you were watching the Prime Minsiter’s Questions earlier you could be forgiven from not knowing as there was a distinct lack of red ribbons on the government front and back benches (lots on the Labour benches). All the usual mantras are everywhere and a little bit later I’ll post a second ‘podcast’ of my thought on World AIDS Day and barebacking.
In the meantime, Edwin J Bernard reminds us on his blog of the over-zealous nature of the criminal law in other parts of the world – particularly Canada. He writes:
‘A judge in Quebec has remanded a 32 year-old gay man in custody after the Crown prosecutor branded him a “danger to the public” following allegations that he did not disclose that he was HIV-positive with men he met for sex on the Internet using the pseudonym bbackbottom31.’
On a day of preaching, lets also pause and realise how the law is translating that preaching in parts of the world – it is criminalising people like this latest 32 year old. Read the full blogpost here.