During the 2013 American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA MSS) Interim Meeting, the AMA MSS passed a resolution to address the criminalization of HIV. The resolution, titled "Discrimination and Criminalization Based on HIV Seropositivity", calls for "consistency of federal and state criminal laws with current medical and scientific knowledge" as well as encourages public education on the negative clinical and public health consequence created by HIV criminalization. The full resolution can be found here.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.