Last weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to eradicate the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state within six years, an announcement that met praise from advocates but was not without its critics. One of those critics, Catherine Hanssens, executive director of the Center for HIV Law and Policy, sat down with NY1's Michael Herzenberg to share some of those concerns.
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.