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  1. State v. Davis, 2017-Ohio-733 (2017).

    The Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Ohio affirmed the sentence of a woman living with HIV (“the appellant”) who pled guilty to two counts of felonious assault after having sex with two men without disclosing her HIV status. The State sought f ...

    admin - 6/8/2017 2:46pm

  2. Debaun v. State of Florida, No. SC13-2336 (FL Sup.St. March 16, 2017)

    In an important decision on Florida’s criminal HIV exposure statute, Public Health §384.24(2), the Supreme Court of Florida ruled that “sexual intercourse,” as used in the statute, includes not only penile-vaginal intercourse, but also includes oral and a ...

    admin - 3/17/2017 5:35pm

  3. Lopez v. Lynch, 810 F.3d 484 (7th Cir. 2016).

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture (CAT) relief for an HIV-positive Mexican man. The Department of Homeland Security recommended Lopez, a Mexican citizen who has ...

    admin - 9/21/2016 3:10pm

  4. Global AIDS Update 2016, UNAIDS (2016)

    This report combines data from 160 countries to analyze the progress made and progress needed to meet UNAIDS’ goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. In terms of progress, in the last two years the number of people living with HIV on antiretroviral trea ...

    admin - 6/14/2017 3:56pm

  5. Doe v. Infectious Disease Associates, P.A., C.A. No. N13C-12-218 MMJ (Del. Super. Ct. 2016).

    A Delaware trial court ordered health care provider Infectious Disease Associates, P.A. (‘IDA’) to pay more than $1.1 million to a man, suing anonymously as John Doe, who lost his job after IDA faxed information about his HIV-related treatment to his work ...

    admin - 8/8/2016 11:02am

  6. HIV Criminalization in California: Penal Implications for People Living with HIV/AIDS, Amira Hasenbush et al., The Williams Institute and California HIV/AIDS Research Program (2015)

    This groundbreaking report from UCLA’s Williams Institute and the California HIV/AIDS Research Program focuses on HIV criminalization in California and its effects on individuals from 1988 to June 2014. California has four HIV-specific criminal laws and o ...

    admin - 8/17/2016 2:48pm

  7. Why Are We Putting People in Jail for Having HIV? A Grassroots Guide to HIV Criminalization: Facts, Foolishness, and Solutions, The Center for HIV Law and Policy and National Center for Lesbian Rights (2015)

    CHLP, in collaboration with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, has released this guide that explains the simple medical facts of HIV transmission and care, addresses the legal foolishness that discriminates against and imprisons people living with HIV ...

    admin - 6/14/2017 4:23pm

  8. Charlie Sheen HIV Status Announcement Provides Teachable Moments

    Tuesday's announcement by Charlie Sheen regarding his HIV status garnered much media attention. As disappointing as the sensationalism around that has been, it also provided a national spotlight and a  "teachable moment" on the issues that ...

    admin - 11/20/2015 4:22pm

  9. Ginn v. State, 667 S.E.2d 712 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008).

    The Court of Appeals of Georgia affirmed Ginn’s eight-year sentence for reckless conduct under Georgia’s HIV criminalization law. Her sexual partner, who did not use a condom, claimed Ginn never told him of her HIV status. At trial, Ginn and two other wit ...

    admin - 11/12/2015 6:38pm

  10. Support for HIV Testing and HIV Criminalization Among Offenders Under Community Supervision, Brad Barber and Bronwen Lichtenstein, Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Volume 33, 253-273 (2015)

    In a survey of 197 Alabama probationers and parolees to determine offenders' knowledge of HIV and Alabama’s HIV-specific criminal law, and their level of support for HIV testing and mandatory disclosure, the vast majority supported both testing and c ...

    admin - 11/2/2015 1:11pm

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