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On March 8, to raise awareness about HIV criminalization on International Women's Day and look towards National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, CHLP's Amir Sadeghi joined the Ohio Health Modernization Movement to discuss the racist and sexist bias in the enforcement of HIV criminal laws, and unpack HIV/viral hepatitis criminalization into the larger context of mass incarceration in the United States.
CHLP co-sponsors a February 28, 2022 webinar entitled, Confronting HIV Criminalization: Promoting Criminal Justice Reform to Protect Marginalized Communities and End Mass Incarceration for the inaugural HIV Criminalization Awareness Day.
Harold J. Phillips, MRP, Senior HIV Advisor and Chief Operating Officer for Ending the HIV Epidemic
Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
ONAP Director Harold Phillips convenes the first inter-departmental listening session on the role the federal government could play in ending the epidemic of HIV criminalization. (The following is excerpted from a 2/2/2022 post).

On World AIDS Day 2021, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) reintroduced the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2022. CHLP worked with Lee’s office and AIDS United on updating this latest version of the bill to reflect developments and lessons learned since the original version was first introduced by Lee more than a decade ago.

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The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) has filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of people living with HIV in Ohio and Tennessee who have been prosecuted or are at risk of prosecution under criminal laws that single out HIV for uniquely punitive treatment. The complaints allege that these laws violate federal laws prohibiting disability-based discrimination.


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