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CHLP is one of 90+ organizations endorsing the "CCD Rights and Allies" sign-on letter that the Bazelon Center drafted and that was sent on Monday, December 6, 2021 to all Senate offices urging Senators to recommend candidates living with disabilities for judicial nominations.
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This year for World AIDS Day, we mark 40 years since the beginning of the epidemic in the United States.

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Today, the Attorney General of New Jersey took an important step towards decriminalizing sexual activity by people living with PLHIV, announcing guidance to state prosecutors regarding the enforcement of New Jersey's HIV criminal law, which outlaws the sexual relationships of PLHIV.
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As a member of New York's COVID-19 Working Group, CHLP has endorsed this letter to Governor Kathy Hochul making six recommended actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including in regard to both vaccine confidentiality/immunity passport privacy and vetoing the vaccine card/new crime bill.
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The Counter Narrative Project hosted it's Revolutionary Health Live 2021 HIV Criminalization Roundtable on September 22, 2021.

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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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Lauren Fanning, former CHLP Senior Community Outreach Specialist for the Positive Justice Project and long-time HIV advocate from Washington state is remembered by her colleagues for being a dedicated, compassionate, and driven activist.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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Other Infectious Diseases, Prisons and Jails
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HIV as a Disability Under Antidiscrimination Law
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HIV as a Disability Under Antidiscrimination Law
News | Posted on November 11, 2021
Criminal Law, Pregnancy and Newborns, Women/Women's Resource Advocacy Connection
News | Posted on October 22, 2021
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News | Posted on October 5, 2021
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