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News from the Positive Justice Project on HIV decriminalization work from states across the country plus links to the latest webinars, meetings and media resources.
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Interview with CHLP and health experts centers on New York State bill A3864, new sexual health literacy legislation that will support Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtE) efforts.
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Along with new data visualizations and insights, AIDSVu is featuring conversations with leaders and activists in the movement who are advocating for meaningful HIV criminalization reforms and repeals across the country.
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Advocates and experts from New York and around the country joined Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and CHLP to rally behind A3864, her bill to remedy medical mistrust and a serious gap in continuing medical education requirements for licensed medical professionals.
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How advocates can develop legal challenges to state HIV criminalization laws using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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CHLP's Anne Kelsey and Dr. William M. Valenti authored this op-ed in Syracuse.com on Nushawn Williams and how science, not stigma, should guide the next steps in his case.
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This resource for community advocates provides a timeline describing the repeals and reforms to HIV criminal laws in the seven states that have made the most significant changes to their laws since 1994, including Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, California, North Carolina, Michigan and Washington.
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CHLP, the NACDL and the APA released a joint statement calling for all individuals living and working in the nation’s jails, prisons, and other detention facilities to be prioritized in the COVID-19 vaccination process.
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CHLP filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of Virginia in support of Galen Baughman, a young gay man at risk of indefinite civil confinement due to an unjust designation as a “sexually violent predator”. The brief describes the deep homophobic bias embedded in the civil commitment assessment process and in the drive to confine him in the absence of credible evidence.
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CHLP submitted testimony regarding the importance of taking a public health rather than criminal law enforcement approach to COVID-19, as well as the need to address failures in the state’s response to COVID-19 in prisons, jails, psychiatric hospitals, and other settings of confinement.
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Positive Justice Project Advisory Committee presents a webinar on the intersections of U=U and HIV criminal law reform.
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This resource is a detailed but concise snapshot of the federal and state laws used to prosecute people living with HIV (PLHIV), viral hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted diseases. The resource is intended to support state advocates, policymakers, lobbyists, journalists, and the broader national Positive Justice Project (PJP) work to reform laws that target primarily Black women and men.
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A group of national organizations convened by the Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) and led by CHLP and the Association of Prosecuting

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A resource for lawyers and community advocates outlining punitive laws, policies, and cases affecting PLHIV in all 50 states. It may be used as an aid for attorneys of PLHIV prosecuted for “HIV exposure” or non-disclosure of HIV status, as well as for advocates who want to reform the HIV criminal laws in their state.

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CHLP has compiled information on HIV laws in every state as they relate to HIV-specific criminal laws, guidelines for health care workers with HIV, youth access to STI testing and treatment, and HIV testing.

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Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on May 26, 2021
Other Infectious Diseases, Prisons and Jails
Resource | Posted on December 3, 2020
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on November 30, 2020
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on November 30, 2020
Criminal Law
Resource | Posted on November 30, 2020
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
News | Posted on June 8, 2021
Criminal Law
News | Posted on May 11, 2021
Confidentiality and Disclosure, Criminal Law, HIV as a Disability Under Antidiscrimination Law
News | Posted on May 6, 2021
Gender Issues, Health Care and Insurance Issues, LGBTQI, Prevention and Sexual Health
News | Posted on April 22, 2021
Criminal Law, HIV as a Disability Under Antidiscrimination Law
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on April 13, 2021
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on August 27, 2020
Education/ Schools, Employment, Health Care and Insurance Issues, Public Accommodations, Stigma
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on July 31, 2020
Youth, Youth in State Custody
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on May 4, 2020