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Positive Justice Project Advisory Committee presents a webinar on the intersections of U=U and HIV criminal law reform.
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A look at the key takeaways in the most recent Williams Institute report on HIV criminalization in Missouri in this blog by CHLP Interim Staff Attorney Marguerite Schauer.
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The ADA’s 30th birthday makes it a good time for a check-in in the blog by Interim Staff Attorney Anne Kelsey.
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This resource is a detailed but concise snapshot of the federal and state laws used to prosecute people living with HIV (PLHIV), viral hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted diseases. The chart provides a current synopsis of the variety of laws and range of penalties used to criminalize stigmatized diseases and identities in the military and in all U.S. states and territories. The resource is intended to support state advocates, policymakers, lobbyists, journalists, and the broader national Positive Justice Project (PJP) work to reform laws that target primarily Black women and men.
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News from the Positive Justice Project on HIV decriminalization work from states across the country plus links to the latest webinars, meetings and media resources.
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At the close of a Pride Month marked by historic demonstrations calling for the end of racial hate and discrimination, join New York Advocates for Sexual Health (NYASH) in calling out ignorance about sexual health that creates health barriers for many New Yorkers. The Center for HIV Law and Policy, Prevention Access Campaign, US PLHIV Caucus, Hetrick-Martin Institute, SMART, National Black Leadership Commission on Health, Callen Lorde and HEAT are joined by health professionals and community leaders in support of a bill proposed by Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal that would require a course in essential elements of sexual health common to every New Yorker as a condition of health professional licensing and continuing recertification.
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A group of national organizations convened by the Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) and led by CHLP and the Association of Prosecuting

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Local and national civil rights groups, public defenders and public health officials demand New York State lawmakers pass legislation that prevents law and immigration enforcement access to COVID-19 contact tracing information.
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CHLP Staff Attorney Jacob Schneider on how the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the urgent need to reform juvenile justice for the tens of thousands of young people involved in our juvenile justice and child protective system.
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This resource for community advocates provides a timeline describing the repeals and reforms to HIV criminal laws in the seven states that have made the most significant changes to their laws since 1994, including Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, California, North Carolina, Michigan and Washington.
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In response to the COVID-19 epidemic that found its epicenter in New York City in April 2020, CHLP staff drafted this proposed set of principles for the creation of needed guidelines, in collaboration with New York disabilities and HIV advocates and care providers, that comply with federal and state disability antidiscrimination laws.
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A webinar presented by The Center for HIV Law and Policy and the Positive Justice Project Advisory Group on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to assess the best practices of reform and advocacy work, to connect together and reinforce the urgency of social movements.
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CHLP, AIDS United and The Well Project expressed continued support for HIV testing protocols that recognize the vital importance of strong protections of patients’ rights to clear, oral notice of and consent to HIV testing.
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On October 15, 2019, CHLP presented a webinar entitled Is HIV Molecular Surveillance Worth The Risk?

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CHLP joins Slate.com/Outward’s Stonewall50 special issue exploring the legacies that shape queer life today.
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A NY Post op-ed explains why changing NY law to permit HIV testing without even verbal notice to the patient is a very bad idea.
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Updated May 2020! A resource for lawyers and community advocates outlining punitive laws, policies, and cases affecting PLHIV in all 50 states. It may be used as an aid for attorneys of PLHIV prosecuted for “HIV exposure” or non-disclosure of HIV status, as well as for advocates who want to reform the HIV criminal laws in their state.
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The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) and the National LGBTQ Task Force are pleased to announce the release of an exciting new resourc

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Criminal Law, Treatment
News | Posted on September 3, 2020
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on August 27, 2020
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
Resource | Posted on August 27, 2020
Confidentiality and Disclosure, Other Infectious Diseases
News | Posted on August 25, 2020
Education/ Schools, Employment, Health Care and Insurance Issues, Public Accommodations, Stigma
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on July 31, 2020
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on July 31, 2020
Blood, Tissue, Organ, and Semen Donation, Criminal Law, Sex Offender Registration, Sex Work, Stigma
Resource | Posted on June 23, 2020
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on April 22, 2020
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on December 5, 2019
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
Resource | Posted on August 27, 2020
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on July 31, 2020
Human Rights, Immigration, Other Infectious Diseases, Prisons and Jails
Resource | Posted on July 30, 2020
Human Rights, Immigration, Other Infectious Diseases, Prisons and Jails
Resource | Posted on July 30, 2020
Human Rights, Immigration, Other Infectious Diseases, Prisons and Jails
Resource | Posted on July 30, 2020
Human Rights, Immigration, Other Infectious Diseases, Prisons and Jails
Resource | Posted on July 30, 2020
Criminal Law, Treatment
News | Posted on September 3, 2020
Confidentiality and Disclosure, Other Infectious Diseases
News | Posted on August 25, 2020
Confidentiality and Disclosure, Other Infectious Diseases, Testing and Informed Consent
News | Posted on July 23, 2020
Other Infectious Diseases, Prisons and Jails
News | Posted on July 16, 2020
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on August 27, 2020
Education/ Schools, Employment, Health Care and Insurance Issues, Public Accommodations, Stigma
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on July 31, 2020
Youth, Youth in State Custody
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on May 4, 2020
Confidentiality and Disclosure, Criminal Law, Testing and Informed Consent
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on September 12, 2019
Testing and Informed Consent
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on June 27, 2019