This pamphlet focuses on HIV criminalization laws as lacking adequate scientific and medical evidence. It outlines 15 ways these laws harm public health, result in unjust prosecutions, and serve primarily to stigmatize and oppress people with HIV. Lambda Legal released this publication in connection with World AIDS Day in December 2013.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.