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  1. Letter to New York City Mayor Urging End to Condom Confiscation (2014)

    This advocacy letter, submitted by a coalition of community and advocacy organizations to New York City Mayor de Blasio, urges the mayor to issue an executive order prohibiting the practice by police and prosecutors of citing condom possession as evidence ...

    admin - 6/15/2017 11:04am

  2. National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Improving Outcomes: Accelerating Progress Along the HIV Care Continuum, The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (2013)

    This report is the first set of recommendations and actions steps for federal agencies to help meet the goals set forth in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). This report primarily focuses on improving rates of HIV diagnosis and care; however, one reco ...

    admin - 12/19/2013 11:21am

  3. Criminalization of HIV Transmission and Exposure: Research and Policy Agenda, Zita Lazzarini, Carol L. Galletly, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Dini Harsono, Elaine O’Keefe, Merrill Singer, and Robert J. Levine, American Journal of Public Health (2013)

    This article describes the areas of concern surrounding the continued implementation HIV-specific criminal laws and sentence enhancements. The authors refer to research on the harmful effects these laws can have on individual behavior as well as public he ...

    admin - 7/22/2019 4:40pm

  4. “Notify Your Partners – It’s the Law”: HIV Providers and Mandatory Disclosure, Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD, Kathryn Whetten, PhD, and Casey Rubenstein, MSW, Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (2013)

    This study examines HIV counseling practices in Alabama and North Carolina – states with different HIV control laws but similar HIV epidemiology. Both states require mandatory disclosure, but North Carolina’s public health code features an additional seve ...

    admin - 5/6/2018 12:08pm

  5. HIV Criminal Prosecutions and Public Health: An Examination of the Empirical Research; Patrick O’Byrne, Alyssa Bryan, and Marie Roy; Medical Humanities (July 2013)

    Using studies conducted in the United Kingdom, Canada, and several American states, this article analyzes awareness of HIV criminal laws, perceptions of the laws, and the laws' effect on public health. The authors found that the majority of survey re ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 10/8/2013 2:05pm

  6. Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in the United States and the Criminalization of Sex Work; Margaret Wurth, Rebecca Schleifer, Megan McLemore, Katherine Todrys, and Joseph Amon; Journal of the International AIDS Society (May 2013)

    This article advocates for the decriminalization of sex work and examines the effects of the practice by police of using condom possession as evidence of prostitution-related offenses. The authors found that this police practice can diminish condom use am ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 1/28/2014 2:20pm

  7. Criminalizing Condoms: How Policing Practices Put Sex Workers and HIV Services at Risk in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe; Acacia Shields; Open Society Foundations (2012).

    This Open Society Foundations report examines common trends in police practices of searching suspected sex workers, confiscating and/or destroying their condoms, and using condoms as evidence to support arrest and/or prosecution for sex work-related offen ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 1/28/2014 1:53pm

  8. State of Minnesota v. Rick, 821 N.W.2d 610 (Minn. 2013)

    In this decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld an appeals court decision overturning an HIV positive man's conviction for engaging in consensual sexual activity, which prosecutors claimed was "attempted first-degree assault by communicable ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 4/30/2014 5:23pm

  9. Ending overly broad criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission: Critical scientific, medical and legal considerations, UNAIDS (2013)

    This publication of UNAIDS supplements their 2008 report Policy Brief on criminalisation of HIV transmission, which analyzed the use of the criminal law against HIV positive defendants across the globe, and made recommendations about reducing these prosec ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 6/15/2017 11:09am

  10. CHLP Testimony on New York City Council Proposed Resolution No. 710-A, calling on the New York State Legislature to pass A.2736/S.1379, Prohibiting Condom Possession as Evidence of Criminal Offenses.

    The New York City Council's Committees on Civil Rights and Immigration held a joint hearing on June 18, 2013, on Proposed Resolution No. 710-A, calling on the New York State Legislature to pass A.2736/S.1379, which would prohibit possession of a cond ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 1/28/2014 2:19pm

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