On 1 June 2022, reforms to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Consent Reforms) Act 2021 (NSW) (the ‘Act’) came into effect. This is an important step in updating NSW consent laws by introducing affirmative consent provisions. Affirmative consent means that a person will need to take active steps to establish that their sexual partner/s are consenting.
HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) and Positive Life NSW Factsheet: HIV and Consent Laws offers you details about what the legislation says, circumstances under which people living with HIV need to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners, what ‘reasonable precautions’ are and more.
HIV and Consent Law