The 20th International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne included Sex Workers for the first time at such an event.
Health Minister David Davis announces review of HIV criminalisation law
Victoria’s Health Minister David Davis chose an AIDS 2014 pre-conference forum titled “Beyond Blame” to announce all states have commitment to the national goal of reducing new infections of HIV to zero by 2020 Australia wide.
Decriminalising HIV in Victoria
In Victoria, if one person infects another with HIV they may be prosecuted under section 19a of Crimes Act, potentially facing a maximum penalty of 25 years in gaol.