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CHLP's Amir Sadeghi and Positive Women's Network's Elder Antoinettea Etienne penned this op-ed for City & State New York in opposition to S7809

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it reached an agreement with the Shelby County, Tennessee, District Attorney General’s Office under which the county will stop prosecuting people living with HIV using Tennessee’s aggravated prostitution law.
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On April 4, CHLP attended a hearing of the Louisiana House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Baton Rouge.

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A coalition of local and national HIV, LGBTQ, and civil liberties advocates speak out against S7809, a bill to amend provisions of New York’s HIV testing law that would fundamentally change how patients in New York are notified about HIV testing by removing the provision for affirmative informed consent.
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A new law in Tennessee removes aggravated prostitution as a registerable violent sexual offense, a significant victory for people living with HIV who have been convicted of aggravated prostitution, allowing them to petition for removal from the sex offense registry.
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In March, CHLP Staff Attorneys Jada Hicks, Sean McCormick, and Kae Greenberg met with the new Criminalization and Discrimination Working Group in the Stigma and Disparities Subcommittee of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
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CHLP Executive Director S. Mandisa Moore-O'Neal and Staff Attorney Kae Greenberg attended the American Society on Aging's 70th annual On Aging conference last week in San Francisco.
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This article by Ace Robinson in discusses our recent HIPAA webinar about how people's health information is shared, and what the implications are for PLHIV in a context of HIV surveillance and criminalization.
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This article tells the story of Caymir Weaver, a man living with HIV in Ohio who is in jail for HIV exposure. As with so many HIV-related prosecutions, his case has little to do with facts and everything to do with him being othered by anti-Blackness, homophobia, transphobia, HIV exceptionalism & fear-mongering.
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Today the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Bureau of Administration (TBI) for their maintenance and administration of the aggravated prostitution offense and its associated sex offender registry (SOR) requirement.