CHLP Executive Director S. Mandisa Moore-O'Neal spoke about the ongoing work to reform the HIV criminalization laws in Louisiana. “Our coalition tried unsuccessfully to get the lawmakers to modernize it in the way that we knew, based on data and based on experience, was really necessary,” said Mandisa Moore-O’Neal, co-founder of the Louisiana Coalition on Criminalization and Health.
The decision by the Virginia Supreme Court in Baughman v. Virginia validates the main argument in CHLP's amicus brief and ends the state’s latest efforts to indefinitely civilly commit activist Galen Baughman as a “sexually violent predator.”
CHLP and the APA in partnership with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, convened nearly 50 state prosecutors, attorneys general, federal officials and national infectious disease experts at the White House to consider concrete ways to modernize state criminal laws and the criminal justice response to HIV-specific criminal laws.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), through its Addressing Disparities to Reproductive Health Advisory Committee, released a Statement of Prosecutors expressing opposition to the criminalization of abortion in the wake of the recent SCOTUS decision draft leak.
Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day #NTHTD and if there’s one thing that could address the mistrust and discrimination that communities hit hardest by HIV and STIs continue to experience it would be training licensed healthcare providers in sexual health, including how to talk to patients about sex, STIs and HIV. Read more about what CHLP is doing to tackle the issue in the new edition of CHLP's Briefing Paper newsletter.