This resource provides a concise overview of the implications of Colorado's 2016 reform of its HIV-related criminal laws. The pre-reform laws are outlined, specific changes are explained, and a description of how people living with HIV (PLHIV) could still face unique punishment is provided. Advocates nationwide are often very interested in the results of reform in states that have previously "modernized" their HIV laws, and this resource is intended to provide that information in an accessible manner. It also contains valuable analysis for people in Colorado, including an objective view of the law as well as a description of how PLHIV are subject to harsher penalties.
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.