Launched at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July 2010, Criminalize Hate Not HIV is part of a growing campaign to raise awareness about issues relating to the criminalization of HIV transmission. As part of this campaign, a short conscious raising film was released today - World AIDS Day.
The short-film is stylized and artistic, showing the humanness of sex, of relationships and of HIV. The people in the film are from many walks of life, are not professional actors, and many are living with HIV. It builds on IPPF’s Declaration of Sexual Rights and purposefully focuses on sex - irrespective of how, where, with whom and why people have sex. The film hints at not only the laws criminalizing HIV transmission and exposure but also laws criminalizing behaviours associated with HIV transmission (drug injection, sex work, and sex between men).
Arabic, French, Spanish and Swahili versions of the film are also available: http://www.youtube.com/IPPFHIV