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CHLP recently spoke with The Appeal about HIV criminalization reform efforts in Florida. Top-down movements won't work for the people overrepresented in the enforcement of criminal law -- and that's the case with laws that criminalize disease exposure, too.

Ultimately, we energize and mobilize communities towards action and change with a broad, inclusive movement, with an ambitious goal. This truth doesn't change just because there's a (seemingly) unworkable political majority in your state.

Reps. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), introduced the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act, a bill to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct the first national study on the health and safety of sex workers.
On October 28, 2019, CHLP, AIDS United and The Well Project submitted written comments to express 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.

On October 15, 2019, CHLP presented a webinar entitled Is HIV Molecular Surveillance Worth The Risk? to review the scientific and public health implications of HIV molecular surveillance, and discuss how this technology fits in with ongoing HIV criminalization advocacy. Panelists include Jacob Schneider, CHLP Staff Attorney; Andrew Gans, MPH, HIV, STD and Hepatitis Section Manager, New Mexico Department of Health; and, Ronald Johnson, US People Living with HIV Caucus.

Jennifer Kates, Sr. Vice President/Director of Global Health & HIV Policy,
Kaiser Family Foundation
The latest anti-immigrant proclamation applies only to those seeking immigrant visas, not tourist or business visas.

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