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Is being HIV-positive a death sentence? Are people who transmit it to others criminals? Could improving access to better technology make a difference for everyone?

Explore whether existing legislation should be used to prosecute those who transmit HIV, whether it's deliberate, reckless or accidental transmission. What about behaviour that risks infection, but does not result in transmission? Would prevention and counselling be more appropriate?

What difference does looking at HIV in a worldwide context make? In countries like Malawi, adults with limited access to HIV drugs are dying in their thousands. This leaves their children fending for themselves. The children turn to prostitution to survive and become infected themselves.

Should individuals have responsibility for taking risks, or should government create HIV-specific laws? Do these laws affect individual human rights and encourage discrimination?

Come and have your say with DECIDE, a card game and policy-making tool that helps you get to grips with the issues before you decide on a policy position.

The Dana Centre is one of 13 institutions across 11 European countries taking part in the DECIDE project. The results from each event will be fed back to European policy-makers.

Yusef Azad, Director of Policy and Campaigns, National AIDS Trust
Ed Beltrami, Chief Crown Prosecutor, North Wales Crown Prosecution Service

Tom Ziessen, Dana Centre Programmes Team

Official Website: http://www.danacentre.org.uk/events/2006/07/25/112

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