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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 ...

    admin - 11/24/2019 12:12pm

  2. 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 - 11/24/2019 12:24pm

  3. 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 - 11/24/2019 12:35pm

  4. 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 - 11/24/2019 12:44pm

  5. HIV Criminalization: What We Know, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law (2017)

    This fact sheet from The Williams Institute highlights significant findings from its research on HIV criminal laws in California. Conduct criminalized includes condomless anal or vaginal sex with intent to transmit HIV and without HIV status disclosure, a ...

    admin - 5/10/2020 11:09am

  6. Unjust: How the Justice System Fails Transgender People, Center for American Progress and Movement Advancement Project (2016)

    This report frames the overrepresentation of transgender people in the criminal legal system as a result of, and further cause of, discrimination, targeting, and marginalization. In exploring the overrepresentation of transgender people in the criminal le ...

    admin - 7/15/2016 12:10pm

  7. Statement on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (2015)

    This statement addresses 1) broad public ignorance about HIV, STIs and identities associated with stigmatized diseases; 2) the criminalization of HIV; 3) HIV related discrimination in criminal justice and immigration detention facilities, and in the milita ...

    admin - 1/28/2020 5:29pm

  8. Recommendations for Updates to the National HIV/AIDS strategy (2015)

    The Center for HIV Law and Policy joined with a group of almost twenty other organizations and individuals in endorsing this statement sent to Douglas Brooks, Director, and the Office of National AIDS Policy, recommending critical updates to the National H ...

    admin - 7/21/2019 4:06pm

  9. Matter of Lopez (Board of Immigration Appeals 2013)

    The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an immigration judge's decision that an HIV positive immigrant charged with prostitution poses a sufficiently serious danger to the community to warrant deportation. In this case, an immigrant woman ...

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  10. In the Matter of Lopez-Roque, Request To Appear As Amici Curiae And Brief Of The Center For HIV Law And Policy, National Alliance Of State And Territorial AIDS Directors, The HIV Medicine Association, The Association Of Nurses In AIDS Care, And Bienestar

    The petitioner in this case is a transgender woman living with HIV who was arrested for offering sex for money. Although it is undisputed that she experienced "past persecution on account of a protected ground"--her transgender identity —the imm ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/14/2020 5:52pm

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