In response to a complaint filed by CHLP, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) found today that the enforcement of Tennessee’s aggravated prostitution statute against people living with HIV violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
On Tuesday, October 24, the ACLU, the ACLU Foundation of Tennessee, and the Transgender Law Center filed a historic complaint in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on behalf of OutMemphis and four anonymous individual women. The lawsuit, OutMemphis v. Lee, is a challenge to Tennessee's aggravated prostitution statute as a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the U.S. Constitution.
Brooklyn Town Hall event on the topic of HIV criminalization features a wide-ranging discussion that touched on everything from Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U), Public Health Law 2307 and sex education in New York City, consensual sex work, and much more.
CHLP staff attended the U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) held from September 6 to 9 in Washington, D.C. Organized by NMAC, the event featured institutes and workshops addressing issues in HIV prevention, aging, prioritizing the issues of people with HIV and the next steps in ending the epidemic.