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Would an HIV-positive woman get charged if she was raped? McMaster prof asks

School of Social Work's, Professor Saara Greene discusses the power imbalance that can make it more challenging for women to reveal their HIV status to their sexual partners in a recent article.

Jan 16, 2017

There is a question that Saara Greene says comes up early when she speaks with HIV-positive women: "Would I get charged if I was raped?"

Greene, an associate professor of social work at McMaster University in Hamilton, said she and her team of community-based researchers hear this often during workshops with women about the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.

That scenario has not happened, and would be unlikely, but Greene said she and her team... Continue reading the full article on the