Published March, 2011

Notorious HIV: The Criminal Prosecution of a Virus, Cynthia Gordy, The Root (March 11, 2011)

This link is to The Root's excellent piece on HIV criminalization as a civil rights issue. The article covers the impact of HIV-related prosecutions on people of color communities, and prominently features comments from Lisa Bedialko, of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Act Against AIDS. Bedialko nails the racial justice and civil rights issues that arise at the intersection of HIV and the criminal justice system. Catherine Hanssens of CHLP also comments on the causes of criminalization and the needed steps to ending it.