Michael Kirby is patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW and is a former justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009, and a former member of the Global Commission on HIV and the law.

He spoke to The Conversation at the AIDS2014 Conference in Melbourne about the many ways in which the law affects the spread of HIV by marginalising men who have sex with men, sex workers, injecting drug users, prisoners and refugees. And about how we need to change international intellectual property law if we are to get ahead in public health.

Michael Kirby is a Visiting Professorial Fellow and patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW.

This video was first published in The Conversation.