News, information, and commentary by The Center for HIV Law and Policy.

This weekend, Center for HIV Law and Policy Staff will be presenting at the 2017 Creating Change Conference in Philadelphia. Sponsored and organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force, Creating Change is an annual political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement.

Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform: A Case Study
Friday, January 20th
Workshop Session 2: 10:45am-12:15pm
Location: Room 30

On December 3, the Akron AIDS Collaborative held a World AIDS Day Community Forum, hosted by the Northeast Ohio Regional Advisory Group at the Akron Urban League. The event was sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Presenters included: Lillie Jackson Tisdale (President, National Association of Black Social Workers), Naimah O’Neal (The Ohio Working Group for HIV Decriminalization), health care professional Ted Thompson, and Kate Boulton (Staff Attorney, Center for HIV Law and Policy). 

Teen SENSE Project Coordinator Pepis Rodriguez met with the New York State Interagency Task Force on HIV/AIDS (IATF) at their biannual meeting in Albany on November 15. Rodriguez advocated for comprehensive, medically accurate, and queer-affirming sexual health care and sexual health literacy programming, from culturally competent staff, for all youth under state care, such as those in juvenile detention or congregate care. IATF is composed of twenty-three state agencies, such as the Office of Children and Family Services, dedicated to the prevention of HIV and the care of people living wit

Missouri Court of Appeals rules that prosecutor’s impermissible “trial by ambush” strategy entitles Johnson to new trial.


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