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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.

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Today the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Bureau of Administration (TBI) for their maintenance and administration of the aggravated prostitution offense and its associated sex offender registry (SOR) requirement.
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To kick off Black History Month, CHLP is celebrating Harold Phillips and his living legacy by honoring his contributions to the HIV justice movement.
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Adam Rhodes interviewed CHLP Executive Director S. Mandisa Moore-O'Neal and Staff Attorney Kae Greenberg for this article in The Appeal about how the recent DOJ findings in Tennessee not only put other states with similar HIV criminal laws on notice but writ large provide a pathway to use the power of the ADA to fight ableism.
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