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Michael Johnson, photo by NY Times
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New York Times coverage of Michael Johnson's release on parole.
Michael Johnson
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Michael Johnson, a former college wrestler imprisoned for nearly six years for the alleged failure to disclose his HIV status before sex,

HIV Molecule
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For National HIV Testing Day, CHLP's Amir Sadeghi talks about the importance of informed consent and growing privacy concerns about molecular surveillance.
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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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A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Proposed Bills to Reform Missouri’s HIV Criminal Laws
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A new blog from CHLP Executive Director Catherine Hanssens argues that theories of “trickle-down justice” in state HIV criminal law reform are a rationalization for leaving behind those most affected: sex workers and women.
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Today, there is a growing movement of organizations and advocates across the country committed to seeing the end of HIV criminalization. While we can all agree that there needs to be change, a more urgent question may be how we’re defining the success of that change. What underlying principles are guiding this work?
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A memo from the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services said it intended to use Title IX to define gender “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable." The proposal is a bare-knuckled assault on the civil rights and safety of people who identify as outside of the gender binary. It is an act of violence with very real and serious consequences for the health, healthcare, and related safety of individual young people.
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On October 4, the Center for HIV Law and Policy, Harm Reduction Coalition, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable hosted a webinar providing an overview of the relationship between criminalization, viral hepatitis, and harm reduction. The webinar recording and slides are now archived below.
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While science is one useful tool in combating HIV criminalization, we must avoid the suggestion that these discriminatory laws have any kind of underlying legitimacy. In the context of the newly released "Expert consensus statement on the science of HIV in the context of criminal law," which concludes that “a correct and complete understanding of current scientific knowledge” must “inform any application of the criminal law in cases related to HIV,” is a dispassionate scientific analysis summarizing what we already know, without situating that analysis within a broader social justice framework, and falls short of fostering change on its own.
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Updated September 2018! 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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CHLP has compiled information on HIV laws in every state as they relate to HIV-specific criminal laws, guidelines for health care workers with HIV, youth access to STI testing and treatment, and HIV testing.

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Military
Resource | Posted on August 15, 2019
Housing, Prevention and Sexual Health, Racial Justice, Reproductive Health and Rights
Resource | Posted on August 8, 2019
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on July 23, 2019
Criminal Law
Blog Post | Posted on July 17, 2019
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on July 23, 2019
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on April 17, 2019
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on February 13, 2019
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
Resource | Posted on December 4, 2018
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
Resource | Posted on November 7, 2018
Military
Resource | Posted on August 15, 2019
Housing, Prevention and Sexual Health, Racial Justice, Reproductive Health and Rights
Resource | Posted on August 8, 2019
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on July 23, 2019
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on April 17, 2019
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on February 13, 2019
Testing and Informed Consent
Blog Post | Posted on June 27, 2019
Testing and Informed Consent
Blog Post | Posted on May 21, 2019
Criminal Law, Human Rights
Blog Post | Posted on March 1, 2019
Criminal Law, Sex Work, Women/Women's Resource Advocacy Connection
Blog Post | Posted on December 17, 2018
Criminal Law, Sex Work
Blog Post | Posted on October 31, 2018
LGBTQI, Youth
Blog Post | Posted on October 25, 2018