This United States map identifies states differentiaties between (1) with HIV-specific criminal laws; (2) those that apply increased penalties for underlying sex crimes; and (3) those with general felony laws that have been used to prosecute people living with HIV in the last 10 years. Additionally, we note those states that require registration as a sex offender as part of the punishment under HIV-specific laws, and notes those states in which have undertaken efforts to reform their HIV-specific laws. (Updated May 2018)
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national resource and advocacy organization working to advance the rights of people affected by HIV. We combine an online HIV Policy Resource Bank, a creative national advocacy agenda, and case assistance focused on systems and institutions with significant impact on marginalized communities.