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.
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