Published May, 2013

H.R. 1843, REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, U.S. Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (May 2013)


This is H.R. 1843, the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal (REPEAL) HIV Discrimination Act, introduced by U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) on May 07, 2013. It would require a review of all federal and state laws, policies, and regulations regarding the criminal prosecution of individuals for HIV-related offenses. The bill provides both the rationale and the routes for modernizing current criminal law approaches that target people living with HIV for felony charges and severe punishments for behavior that is otherwise legal (such as consensual sex between adults) or that poses no measurable risk of HIV transmission. The bill also provides incentives for states to explore repeal or reform of laws and practices.


To sign on as an endorser of the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, please email [email protected]

Organizations and noted individuals that endorse the bill, as of May 16, 2013, are:
A Family Affair
ACT UP Philadelphia
ACT UP/San Francisco
ADAP Advocacy Association
AID Atlanta
AIDS Action Baltimore
AIDS Action Committee of MA
AIDS Alabama
AIDS Clinical Trial Unit, University of Washington (ACTU)
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
AIDS Education Global Information System
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
AIDS Project Los Angeles
AIDS Resource Alliance, Inc.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
AIDS Treatment News
AIDS United
Alder Health Services
American Academy of HIV Medicine
American Medical Student Association
American Psychological Association
Angel Life -We Live Advocate Youth of Colors
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Baltimore Black Pride, Inc
Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition
Beacon Center For Infectious Disease Ryan White Program
Behavioral Health Services
Belle Reve
Best Practices Policy Project
Black AIDS Institute
Black Leadership Commission on AIDS Detroit
Cascade AIDS Project
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Center for HIV Law and Policy
Center for Women Policy Studies
Center on Halsted
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Children's Place Association
CHOW Project
Christie's Place
Christine A. Yared, Attorney
CitiWide Harm Reduction
Colorado AIDS Project
Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS (CORA)
Community AIDS Resource and Education Services (CARES)
Community Healthcare Network
Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocates of Iowa Network
Community Information
Dab the AIDS Bear Project
Drug Policy Alliance
Eastern Virginia AIDS Network
Equality Maryland
Family and Medical Counseling Service
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
Georgia Equality
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
Harlem United
Harm Reduction Coalition
Harm Reduction Sisters
Hepatitis, AIDS, Research Trust
HIV and the Aging
HIV Justice Network
HIV Law Project
HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA)
HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART)
HIV/AIDS Alliance of Michigan
HIV/AIDS Resource Center
Housing Works
Howard Dental Center
Human Rights Campaign
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Idaho Advisory Council on HIV & AIDS (IACHA)
INA Foundation
International Women's Health Coalition
Iris House
Jabril World Institute
JRV MAJESTY Productions
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Ladies of Charity
Lambda Legal
Latino Commission on AIDS
Legacy Community Health Services
LifeLinc of Maryland
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Marin AIDS Project
Miami Valley Positives for Positives
Michigan Positive Action Coalition (MI-POZ)
Minnesota AIDS Project
Missouri AIDS Task Force
Moveable Feast
MUSC/Lowcountry AIDS Services Consumer Advisory Board
Nashville CARES
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
National AIDS Housing Coalition
National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Develop (NAHEWD)
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA)
National Council of Jewish Women
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund
National Latino AIDS Action Network (NLAAN)
National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
National Women and AIDS Collective (NWAC)
New Jersey Association on Correction
New Mexico Consumer Advocacy Coalition
New York Harm Reduction Educators
Nightsweats & T-cells Co.
North Carolina AIDS Action Network
Ohio AIDS Coalition, a Division of AIDS Resource Center Ohio
Okaloosa AIDS Support & Informational Services, Inc. (OASIS)
OLB Research Institute
P-Thinks, Inc
Pacientes de Sida pro Politica Sana
People Of Victory
PeterCares House
Pierce County AIDS Foundation
Positive East Tennesseans
Positive Impact, Inc.
Positive Mind & Body Support Group Network
Positive Opportunities, Inc.
Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA)
Positively Speaking
Positively U, Inc
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Project Inform
Public Law Center
Red Ribbon Project
Rocky Mountain CARES
Rural Women's Health Project
Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition
Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
Salvadoran American National Network
San Antonio AIDS Foundation
Scarlett Umbrella Southern Art Alliance
Sero Project
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)
Southern AIDS Coalition, Inc.
START at Westminster
Street Works
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
The ACCESS Network, Inc.
The AIDS Institute
The Global Network of People Living with HIV, North America (GNP)
The Philadelphia Center
The Queer Caucus of the National Lawyers Guild
The Well Project
The Women's Collective
Thursday's Child of LI
Tin Pan Alley Productions, Imc.
Transgender Law Center
UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Unity Fellowship of Christ NYC
Until There's A Cure Foundation
Visual AIDS
Voice of People
Wateree AIDS Task Force
Wellness AIDS Services
West House, Inc.
Alexander di Mauro
Alison Roxby, MD
Amy Allina
Andrew Novak
Andrew Velez
Ann Bagchi
Armando Perez
Braden C. Baker
Brett Ferney Jr
Brett Gautreaux
Brian Lee
Brian O'Gary
Carl Erickson
Cassandra Warren
Christopher Duffley
Cicely Richard
Craig Smith
Daniel McCarey
David Plunkett
David Scondras
Devra Densmore
Doug Wirth
Douglas Rose
Eileen Ehlers
Encke King
Eric DeVore
Eric Myser
Eric Serxner
Erik Streeter
Erik Volz
Erika Sugimori
Eva Lozano
Floriane Lefebvre
Gary Paul Wright
Gary Smith
Gary Vrooman
Geof Worcester
Glen Sharp
Gregory Wolff
Hennessy Joseph
Henrieese Roberts
Ivy McClelland
Jacinto Astiazaran
Jack Johnson
James Andrick
James Curry
James Greco
James Komar
James Reinke
Jeff Allen
Jennifer M Weishaar
Jennifer Poore
Jimmie D.Samuels
Jody Barnofsky
John DeCristofaro
John Earl
John Harrison
Johnnie Davis
Johnny Lane
Jorge Sanchez
Joseph Annino
Joseph Colas
Julie Fitch
Kenneth Jones
Kenneth Pinkela
Kent Sack, MD
Kevin Sitter
Larry Deck
Laura Markle Downton
Lee Jewell
Levern Jackson
Lily Dobson
Lloyd Solis
Marcelo Maia
Margo Friend
Marjorie G. Jones
Mark Kinzly
Marla Francisco
Matthew Franck
Matthew Graber
Maxime Angel
Mayon Sylvain
Meghan O'Malley
Melissa Knighton
Michael Edwards
Mina Madani, MPH
Muhammad Salaam
Nanette Kazaoka
Nathan Solomon
Nick Rhoades
Olga Irwin
Pastor Willie J. smith
Paul Feldman
Penny DeNoble
Peter Davidsen
Peter Thorsett
Raul Posas
Rebekah Horowitz
Rene Pierre Lafreniere
Rick L. Doerring
Rob Newells
Robert Ferguson
Robert White
Roger Cunha
Ruben Ruben
Ruben Ruben
Ryan Gosselin
S B Andrews
Sandra Esqueda
Scott Dillard
Serita Agnew
Shivani Thaker
Stan Nethercott
Stefanie Alexander
Steve Hemraj
Steve Jackson
Steven Crandall
Sue Smith
Suzanne Miller
Tamara Oyola-Santiago
Terri Gardner
Theresa Galvin
Thomas Keane
Tod Harding
Trish Petty
Ursula Blanc
Vishwas Pethe
Wanda Brendle-Moss
Willi Rechler
William Mcmillan