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Making positive justice possible.

CHLP is an abolitionist legal and policy organization that envisions and works for a world where HIV and other stigmatized health conditions are no longer criminalized but met with compassion and the resources to thrive.

In the News

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CHLP Staff Attorney Sean McCormick and Sister Reach CEO Cherisse Scott authored this op-ed in MLK50 to counter misinformation about and the politic

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On July 1, 2024, a new law went into effect in Tennessee that expands the offense of aggravated rape to include individuals who commit rape knowing that they are living with HIV. Neither the intent to transmit nor transmission is required for a conviction.
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CHLP collaborates with advocates in Oklahoma to oppose a bill that would have criminalized thousands of Oklahomans living with sexually transmitted infections.
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Visionary Justice

If you share CHLP's vision of radical, transformative, and Visionary Justice, please donate to our fundraising campaign. The entire CHLP team thanks you for your solidarity and support. We cannot create the world we all deserve without you! 

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Find Laws In Your State

Information on HIV criminalization laws and policies in every state based on research for CHLP's Sourcebook on State and Federal HIV Criminal Law and Practice.

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More than 90% of every donation we receive goes directly to support our advocacy programs on behalf of people living with HIV.