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In Fall 2019, the CDC published a request for comment on and proposed updates to the 2006 clinical guidelines for HIV screening based on “contemporary issues and evidence,” with a special consideration of “opt-out routine testing.” 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

On October 15, 2019, CHLP presented a webinar entitled Is HIV Molecular Surveillance Worth The Risk? to review the scientific and public health implications of HIV molecular surveillance, and discuss how this technology fits in with ongoing HIV criminalization advocacy. Panelists include Jacob Schneider, CHLP Staff Attorney; Andrew Gans, MPH, HIV, STD and Hepatitis Section Manager, New Mexico Department of Health; and, Ronald Johnson, US People Living with HIV Caucus.

Jennifer Kates, Sr. Vice President/Director of Global Health & HIV Policy,
Kaiser Family Foundation
The latest anti-immigrant proclamation applies only to those seeking immigrant visas, not tourist or business visas.
New Rule Violates Federal Law Prohibiting Disability-Based Discrimination
Michael Johnson, photo by NY Times
New York Times coverage of Michael Johnson's release on parole.

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