This letter, drafted by the Center for HIV Law and Policy and signed by many Positive Justice Project members, addresses the lack of language about HIV criminalization in the proposed letters from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS' (PACHA's) to President Obama and to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) priorities. This letter and attached data points out the oversight and proposes additional language to remedy that. A motion to amend PACHA's letter to prioritize HIV criminalization in language tracking that proposed by PJP was introduced and approved unanimously at PACHA's Aug. 2, 2011 meeting.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.