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  1. 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 ...

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  2. Constructing an “HIV-Killer”: HIV Non-Disclosure and the Techniques of Vilification, Erica R. Speakman, Deviant Behavior (2017)

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  3. HIV and the criminalisation of drug use among people who inject drugs: a systematic review, Kara DeBeck et al, Lancet (2017)

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  4. Wilson v. State, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 5495 (Tex. App. June 15, 2017).

    In a case with significant negative repercussions for PLHIV charged with sexual offenses, a Texas court of appeals affirmed the conviction of a PLHIV for sexual assault of a child. HIV and AIDS, mentioned by the prosecution fifty-five times at trial, were ...

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  5. Davis v. State, 806 S.E.2d 3 (Ga. Ct. App. 2017)

    A Georgia court of appeals affirmed the conviction of a Georgia man living with HIV—under the state’s HIV “reckless conduct” law—for engaging in sexual conduct without notifying his sexual partner of his HIV status. The court rejected both of the defendan ...

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  6. State v. Boatright, 2017-Ohio-5794, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 2854 (July 12, 2017).

    The Court of Appeals of Ohio for the Ninth Appellate District, Summit County, affirmed the conviction of a man living with HIV after he engaged in sexual activity without disclosing his HIV status, ruling that the jury could have reasonably concluded 1) t ...

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  7. The Final Report of the Georgia House Study Committee on Georgians’ Barriers to Access to Adequate Health Care (2017)

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

    There are numerous striking findings in the Williams Institute report on HIV criminalization in Georgia. White women, who make up 3% of PLHIV in Georgia, represented 11% of HIV-related arrests. Yet—perhaps because of disparate HIV rates among black people ...

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  9. State v. Batista, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-8304 (2017)

    The Supreme Court of Ohio rejected Orlando Batista’s constitutional challenges to the state’s HIV exposure law that criminalizes sexual conduct for PLHIV who know their status and do not disclose it to sexual partners prior to the sexual conduct. The Supr ...

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  10. The PJP Update- November 2017

    Read the Positive Justice Project Update for news from state working groups as well as HIV criminalization publications and webinars, the latest state law analyses and updates on the criminal cases where CHLP is providing assistance. For more information a ...

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