The Consensus Statement on HIV "Treatment as Prevention" in Criminal Law Reform was collaboratively created to serve as an important new resource in efforts to modernize HIV criminal laws, particularly for state advocates.
There is no disagreement that treatment developments have transformed what it means to be living with HIV. PLHIV are thriving and living long and productive lives; and effective treatment has the additional and hugely important benefit of reducing a PLHIV’s risk of onward transmission to effectively zero.
A small group of organizations and advocates drafted this statement to clearly and accessibly capture concerns about the use of "Treatment as Prevention" (TasP) or "Undetectable = Untransmittable" (U=U) in the criminal law reform context. Criminal law reform, including HIV criminal law reform, must address the unjust disproportional impact of our criminal legal system on people of color, GLBTI people, sex workers, and the financially disadvantaged. Click here to read and endorse the statement.