The Fine Print Blog

By Cynthia Knox
Deputy Director, HIV Law Project

When even an HIV-savvy person treats a partner's undisclosed HIV as grounds for a lawsuit, sex can be exceptionally risky for those living with HIV.

by Margo Kaplan
CHLP Director of Planning and Research

What distinguishes parents—and in particular women—living with HIV from other parents managing chronic medical conditions is not their illness, but rather an environment of stigma and discrimination that can compromise both their legal rights and their medical care.

by Catherine Hanssens
CHLP Executive Director

ABC may think they scored with yet another salacious tale of an AIDS monster ruining the lives of innocent women, but the true story is more complex; when it comes to public education and responsible, honest reporting, they utterly failed to make the grade.

by Catherine Hanssens
CHLP Executive Director

Imagine where HIV-positive people serving time for spitting or consenual sex might be if the advocacy and funding invested in changing state HIV  laws to eliminate informed consent had instead focused on state laws that make criminals of people with HIV.

by Catherine Hanssens
CHLP Executive Director

More than a dozen town hall meetings are scheduled all across the country to "engage the public in meaningful ways," as the White House website puts it, in the development of a long-overdue national strategy to address the U.S. domestic HIV epidemic. But is this step enough? Is this opportunity for input sufficiently meaningful?

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