This United States map identifies states (1) with HIV-specific criminal laws; (2) those that apply increased penalties for underlying sex crimes; and (3) those with general felony laws that have been used to prosecute people living with HIV in the last 10 years. Additionally, we note those states that require registration as a sex offender as part of the punishment under HIV-specific laws, and those states that have undertaken efforts to reform their HIV-specific laws. (Updated June 14, 2018)
The Center for HIV Law and Policy is a national resource and advocacy organization working to advance the rights of people affected by HIV. We combine an online HIV Policy Resource Bank, a creative national advocacy agenda, and case assistance focused on systems and institutions with significant impact on marginalized communities.