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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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Earlier this month, reports started to reveal a widespread breach of medical data stolen in a cyberattack targeting the Florida Department of Health (DOH). The hackers claimed to have 100 gigabytes of information, including private patient records, and threatened to publish it online if the DOH refused to pay their ransom. Because the Florida government doesn’t pay ransoms, the hacker group uploaded all its stolen files to the dark web.
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The state of Tennessee has agreed to remove sex workers convicted of aggravated prostitution from the state's sex offender registry.

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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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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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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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