This United States map identifies states (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 those states that have undertaken efforts to reform their HIV-specific laws. (Updated March 31, 2020)
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.