Law reform across Mexico

Advocacy against HIV crimininalisation by civil society in Mexico began in earnest when the HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE coalition supported the creation of the Mexican network in 2017. Since then, the network – supported through HJWW partner, SERO’s LAC co-ordination – has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the harms of HIV criminalisation. By December 2023, three different Mexican jurisdictions had repealed or reformed the ‘danger of contagion’ laws that had been used to criminalise people living with HIV: Nayarit (March), Baja California Sur (December) and Ciudad de México (December). A further state, Colima, went on to repeal its law in March 2024. Read more here.