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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 Attorneys developed this set of pathways for how criminal justice professionals can incorporate public health principles into their response to COVID-19, and maintain these approaches going forward to improve community health and safety. The document is intended to support law enforcement professionals in managing pandemics such as COVID-19. It also demonstrates that prosecutors, public defenders, health and public health professionals, and advocates can work together effectively towards the common goal of keeping all members of all communities safe.
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On Thursday, May 21, CHLP's Amir Sadeghi will appear in the webinar Examining Black Women's Health at the Intersection of HIV, IPV, and the Criminal Legal System. The webinar is hosted by the Missouri HIV Justice Coalition and Reproaction and will feature a conversation with educators and advocates on the impact of HIV and HIV stigma on Black women's health and well-being.
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CHLP Staff Attorney Jacob Schneider on how the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the urgent need to reform juvenile justice for the tens of thousands of young people involved in our juvenile justice and child protective system.
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The PJP Update has the latest news on HIV criminal law reform efforts across the country...with legislative action taking place in several states...as well as national news and criminal case updates.
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The rapid spread of COVID-19 has quickly pushed New York City and many other cities in the United States to the precipice of an unsavory

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On October 28, 2019, CHLP, AIDS United and The Well Project submitted written comments to express continued support for HIV testing protocols that recognize the vital importance of strong protections of patients’ rights to clear, oral notice of and consent to HIV testing.
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CHLP, AIDS United and The Well Project expressed continued support for HIV testing protocols that recognize the vital importance of strong protections of patients’ rights to clear, oral notice of and consent to HIV testing.
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On October 15, 2019, CHLP presented a webinar entitled Is HIV Molecular Surveillance Worth The Risk?

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CHLP joins Slate.com/Outward’s Stonewall50 special issue exploring the legacies that shape queer life today.
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A NY Post op-ed explains why changing NY law to permit HIV testing without even verbal notice to the patient is a very bad idea.
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A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Proposed Bills to Reform Missouri’s HIV Criminal Laws
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A new blog from CHLP Executive Director Catherine Hanssens argues that theories of “trickle-down justice” in state HIV criminal law reform are a rationalization for leaving behind those most affected: sex workers and women.
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Updated May 2020! 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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The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) and the National LGBTQ Task Force are pleased to announce the release of an exciting new resourc

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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 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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Prevention and Sexual Health, Youth, Youth in State Custody
Blog Post | Posted on April 21, 2020
Criminal Law, Other Infectious Diseases
Blog Post | Posted on April 16, 2020
Health Care and Insurance Issues, Public Accommodations
Blog Post | Posted on April 14, 2020
Criminal Law
Blog Post | Posted on March 25, 2020
Confidentiality and Disclosure, Criminal Law, Testing and Informed Consent
Blog Post | Posted on September 12, 2019
Testing and Informed Consent
Blog Post | Posted on June 27, 2019
Testing and Informed Consent
Blog Post | Posted on May 21, 2019
Criminal Law, Human Rights
Blog Post | Posted on March 1, 2019