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CHLP's Jada Hicks, Supervising Attorney for Criminal Justice Initiatives, talks with TheBody.com about laws that criminalize HIV and hepatitis, how they contradict science, are overly harsh and how to reform them.
R. Kelly stands alongside lawyers Nicole Blank Becker, Thomas Farinella and Calvin Scholar while jurors raise their hands to take the oath as jury selection begins for Kelly's sexual abuse trial in Brooklyn, August 9, 2021. Reuters/Jane Rosenberg
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CHLP's Jada Hicks, Supervising Attorney for Criminal Justice Initiatives, spoke with Insider.com about the R. Kelly case and laws that criminalize sexual behavior among STI-positive individuals.
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Illinois became the second state (after Texas in 1994) to fully repeal its HIV criminal laws with Governor Pritzker signing Senate Bill 655 into law on July 27, 2021.
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Part of an ongoing collaboration between CHLP and the APA, this Prosecutors Roundtable provided up-to-date information on the science of infectious disease as it relates to the work of prosecutors and law enforcement in New York City.
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Led by local advocacy groups with assistance from CHLP, the reform process in Nevada produced a major reworking of both criminal and public health codes that take into account modern concepts of individual liberty and racial, gender, and disability justice.
The Fine Print Blog
On National HIV Testing Day, we must hold public health professionals and agencies accountable -- by honoring principles of disability and racial justice, and protecting medical privacy and bodily autonomy, we improve the public’s health.
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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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The Fine Print Blog
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 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 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
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on September 2, 2021
Testing and Informed Consent
The Fine Print Blog | Posted on June 25, 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