What HIV Criminalization Means to Women in the U.S., Center for HIV Law and Policy (2011)

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What HIV Criminalization Means to Women in the U.S. is a briefing paper that addresses practical and legal questions that are often raised about using criminal law as a response to women's risk of HIV infection or transmission. The paper includes basic information about criminalization, how it effects women who are HIV positive, and what it means for women generally, and suggests services that can help women who have been sexually assaulted and are concerned about HIV exposure and infection.

The briefing paper was drafted by the Center for HIV Law and Policy with assistance from consultant Anna Forbes, and with input from the National Association of People with AIDS and The Positive Women's Network.