This HIV Policy Resource Bank category includes materials referencing the basic facts of HIV transmission: how it does and does not occur, and the different transmission risks through various identified routes. However, the primary focus of these materials is how disputes or misunderstandings about the routes and relative risks of HIV transmission affect policy and legal decisions, from restrictions on the practice of HIV positive health care workers to compendiums of statutes that criminalize behaviors that may expose others to HIV.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.