AFAO believes that the Health Requirement is and will remain a barrier to people with HIV applying for and acquiring Australian residence. This paper makes recommendations for the reform of Australian migration policy so that it is line with international human rights standards and public health best practice.
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The communiqué was endorsed at the AFAO/NAPWA HIV, Criminal Law & Public Health Forum in September 2011. It expresses Forum participants’ shared concerns about the criminalisation of HIV and sets out key issues to be addressed.
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Periodically there are calls for routine or mandatory HIV testing of all pregant women, however across the board screening of low risk populations has been proven to be both impractical and ineffective. This paper analyses the arguments for and against mandatory testing of pregnant women. ARCHIVED – some information may be out of date
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AFAO and its member organisations favour the use of public health interventions over criminal sanctions in responding to HIV/AIDS, wherever this is possible and appropriate. ARCHIVED – some information may be out
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