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 Original Publication | Guides (Legal or Medical)

The Time to Act is Now. That was the U.S. government’s theme for World AIDS Day 2015. In that spirit, The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP), in collaboration with the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), has released this Grassroots Guide to HIV Criminalization: Facts, Foolishness, and Solutions.

HIV disproportionately affects people of color, men who have sex with men, transgender women, and those without access to quality health care. Even worse, many states still criminalize HIV. This guide explains the simple medical facts of HIV transmission and care, addresses the legal foolishness that discriminates against and imprisons people living with HIV, and gives solutions for anyone willing to act now to decriminalize HIV.