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CHLP Staff Attorney Jada Hicks spoke with Filter magazine about how the Florida law does have some positive reforms but does not decriminalize those most affected by not addressing existing sentencing enhancements that are leveled against sex workers who are HIV positive.

At the State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 6, the President proposed ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.

“In recent years we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. We have made incredible strides. Incredible. Together, we will defeat AIDS in America…and beyond."

It was 70 years ago today that the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document established the equal value and worth of every person in the world by championing the values of equality, justice, and human dignity. Those principles are just as relevant today; and now, as then, we must stand up for our rights and those of others.

On Monday, December 3, Representatives Holly Rehder and Tracey McCreery of Missouri pre-filed bills to reform the state’s HIV-specific criminal laws.


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