The Criminalization of HIV in Canada: Experiences of People Living with HIV

November 21, 2019

Alexander McClelland is a sociolegal researcher and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Criminology. He is currently examining issues of confidentiality for research with criminalized people. His work focuses on the intersections of life, law and disease, where he has developed a range of collaborative and interdisciplinary writing, academic, activist, and artistic projects to address issues of criminalization, sexual autonomy, surveillance, drug liberation, and the construction of knowledge on HIV. Alexander is a current member of the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization.

Today he published on his blog the first known qualitative research study examining the phenomena of criminal and public health charges for HIV non-disclosure from the perspectives of those who have lived it.