Prevention, Not Prejudice: The Role of Federal Guidelines in HIV Criminalization Reform, Sarah J. Newman, Northwestern University Law Review (2013)

Research and Journal Articles

This law review article examines the federal government’s attempts to set national guidelines for HIV criminalization and offers recommendations for improvements that could be made under the HIV REPEAL Act. In particular, the author argues that HIV-specific criminal statues should be reformed, not repealed. To that end, she urges Congress to adopt new federal guidelines that provide clear notice of scientifically established modes of HIV transmission, set adequate procedural safeguards to prevent unfair prosecutions, establish guidelines for proportionate sentencing, and guarantee adequate federal funding for reform.