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News, information, and commentary by The Center for HIV Law and Policy.

This year for World AIDS Day, we mark 40 years since the beginning of the epidemic in the United States. And, nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we recognize the challenges of both--particularly where they intersect with inequity in access to health care and services. 

 

Arkansas HIV Reform Initiative Webinar Addresses Intersection of HIV Stigma and Communities of Faith

CVS
CVS has agreed to withdraw its cert petition for US Supreme Court review in CVS v. Doe, thanks to persistent advocacy led by leaders in the Disability Rights Bar Association and the disability justice movement.
Brittney Poolaw, a 21-year-old member of Comanche Nation, has been imprisoned for more than a year after suffering a miscarriage between 15-17 weeks. This case in Oklahoma is an example of how pregnancy-based prosecutions are tragic and unfair, and typically brought against low-income women, drug-using women, women of color, and women living HIV.
New Jersey Attorney General Seal
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.
CNP HIV Criminalization Roundtable

The Counter Narrative Project hosted it's Revolutionary Health Live 2021 HIV Criminalization Roundtable on September 22, 2021. CNP's Michael Ward moderated this panel featuring Amir Sadeghi, CHLP National Policy and Partner Strategist; Robert Suttle, SERO Project, and: Brad Sears, Williams Institute. The panel discussed the latest news on efforts to modernize HIV criminal laws around the country.

 

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