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  1. Associations between sex work laws and sex workers’ health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies, Lucy Platt et al., PLOS Medicine (2018)

    The authors reviewed 18 years of research into sex work, policing, health, and incarceration to asses the relationship between criminalization and health outcomes. Some of the authors’ key findings indicate that 1) over-policing is associated with an incr ...

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  2. An Overdose Death Is Not Murder: Why Drug-Induced Homicide Laws Are Counterproductive and Inhumane, Drug Policy Alliance (2017)

    This report from the Drug Policy Alliance offers a snapshot of drug-induced homicide laws and prosecutions in 2017. These are laws that punish people who sold or shared drugs that resulted in a fatal overdose with penalties equal to those for murder.  The ...

    admin - 1/10/2019 3:47pm

  3. HIV Criminalization In Florida: Penal Implications for People Living with HIV/AIDS, Amira Hasenbush, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law (2018)

    Florida criminalizes people living with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the contexts of sex work, nonconsensual sex offenses, donation of blood and other bodily products, and consensual sex without disclosure. The purpose of this stu ...

    admin - 12/18/2018 10:19am

  4. Propes v. State, 815 S.E. 2d 571 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018)

    The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s conviction for reckless conduct after he had been sentenced to ten years in prison for having sex without prior disclosure of his status. The reversal was based on the State’s failure to present suffic ...

    admin - 12/13/2018 1:13pm

  5. Map: An Overview of States Criminalizing Viral Hepatitis, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2018)

    This United States map identifies states (1) with laws that criminalize viral hepatitis; (2) the type of hepatitis criminalized; and (3) the type of behavior that is criminalized. Additionally, we note those states with laws and/or enhancements specific t ...

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  6. The PJP Update- November 2018

    The newsletter of the Positive Justice Project. ...

    admin - 11/7/2018 9:37am

  7. Nushawn Williams Case Background and Talking Points, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2018)

    A fact sheet about the Nushawn Williams case, the first and only time in New York State that a person has been civilly confined based largely on HIV status. ...

    admin - 10/2/2018 3:15pm

  8. The global response and unmet actions for HIV and sex workers, Kate Shannon et al., Lancet (2018)

    This article is a follow up to the 2014 Lancet series on HIV and sex work in which the authors issued a call-to-action to address barriers to the health and safety of sex workers. This article lays out continuing barriers to progress, including the crimin ...

    admin - 10/1/2018 12:37pm

  9. The impact of criminalization of HIV non-disclosure on the healthcare engagement of women living with HIV in Canada: a comprehensive review of the evidence, Sophie Patterson et al., Journal of the International AIDS Society (2015)

    The criminalization of HIV non-disclosure may undermine public health goals for women living with HIV (WLWH) in Canada. The authors reviewed a total of 23 articles published between 1998 and 2015. Evidence suggests that criminalizing HIV non-disclosure ca ...

    admin - 9/17/2018 3:27pm

  10. The PJP Update- September 2018

    Read the latest PJP Update for news on CHLP’s latest initiatives, including a U=U Call to Action, Mobilization on the Criminalization of Viral Hepatitis, and a Response to the Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV, and more! ...

    admin - 9/11/2018 2:37pm

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