NBC News takes a look at HIV criminalization in this article, "Sex Offenders No More? Iowa Reconsiders Tough Law on HIV Exposure". In the article, Catherine Hanssens, executive director of The Center for HIV Law and Policy, observes how “[t]hese laws reflect a severe misunderstanding about the roots, the risks and the consequences of HIV infection that are stuck in the 1980s despite the fact that treatment of HIV has changed dramatically.”
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