Learning about your HIV-positive status is an important step for your health.

But knowing that you are HIV-positive also has other implications in your life — for example, deciding whom to tell about your HIV status. Because HIV can be transmitted during sex, the criminal law in Canada imposes an obligation on people living with HIV to share, or “disclose,” their HIV-positive status to their sexual partners in certain circumstances.

This resource was created in partnership with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. They can be contacted ator 416-595-1666. It will provide you with important information about the law in Canada as it relates to HIV disclosure. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer.