Stories by Christine Stegling

Botswana: proposed Public Health Bill goes against HIV programming best practice

Botswana’s proposed Public Health Bill makes provisions that go against all better knowledge of a best practice approach to HIV programming based on the respect of human rights and leading to positive public health outcomes for all. Continue reading  >

Punitive laws are increasing people’s risk of HIV

This World AIDS Day saw the launch of ‘Enabling legal environments for effective HIV responses’, a new report which warns that punitive legal environments are increasing people’s risk of getting HIV. You can read the full report here, but I’d like to take this opportunity to summarise some of the key arguments it contains. Continue reading  >

Pop star accused of infecting man with HIV virus

The recent case of the German pop star, Nadja Benaissa hit headlines this month as she appeared in court accused of grievous bodily harm and aggravated assault. She may face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty. Continue reading  >