Published November, 2020

HIV Criminal Law Reform, Before and After: Texas, CHLP (2020)


This resource provides a concise overview of implications of the repeal of an HIV-specific exposure law in Texas in 1994. The original law is outlined, the changes are explained, and a description of how people living with HIV (PLHIV) have continued to face criminal liability is provided. Advocates nationwide are often interested in what happens when a state outright repeals its HIV-related criminal law, and this resource provides that information in an accessible manner. It also contains valuable analysis for Texans, listing non-HIV-specific crimes that PLHIV have been prosecuted for in the state.