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.
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.
CHLP joined a group of civil rights, health care, and privacy advocates, public defenders and health care providers in a letter urging New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to veto legislation that would criminalize tampering with vaccine cards as it would further marginalize communities bearing the brunt of the pandemic.
An omnibus crime bill that recently became law in Missouri included some minor changes to state laws that criminalize PLHIV. Senate Bill 53 was sponsored by Senator Tony Luetkemeyer and was signed by Governor Mike Parson on July 14.