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  1. Guiding Principles for Eliminating Disease-Specific Criminal Laws, Positive Justice Project Steering Committee (2015)

    This collaborative document from the Positive Justice Project informs the reform of HIV criminal laws across the country. HIV and other infectious diseases should not be excluded from established norms requiring proof of intent to harm for conviction. ...

    admin - 7/9/2020 1:54pm

  2. Why Are We Putting People in Jail for Having HIV? A Grassroots Guide to HIV Criminalization: Facts, Foolishness, and Solutions, The Center for HIV Law and Policy and National Center for Lesbian Rights (2015)

    CHLP, in collaboration with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, has released this guide that explains the simple medical facts of HIV transmission and care, addresses the legal foolishness that discriminates against and imprisons people living with HIV ...

    admin - 11/24/2020 3:32pm

  3. Charlie Sheen HIV Status Announcement Provides Teachable Moments

    Tuesday's announcement by Charlie Sheen regarding his HIV status garnered much media attention. As disappointing as the sensationalism around that has been, it also provided a national spotlight and a  "teachable moment" on the issues that ...

    admin - 11/20/2015 4:22pm

  4. Ginn v. State, 667 S.E.2d 712 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008).

    The Court of Appeals of Georgia affirmed Ginn’s eight-year sentence for reckless conduct under Georgia’s HIV criminalization law. Her sexual partner, who did not use a condom, claimed Ginn never told him of her HIV status. At trial, Ginn and two other wit ...

    admin - 11/12/2015 6:38pm

  5. IAPAC Guidelines for Optimizing HIV Care Continuum for Adults and Adolescents, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (2015)

    The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) published its Guidelines for Optimizing HIV Care Continuum for Adults and Adolescents earlier this month. The guidelines, representing IAPAC’s efforts to close the gaps along the HIV care con ...

    admin - 5/10/2020 11:28am

  6. United States v. Pinkela, ACCA, 15-0747 ORDER 110415 (11/5/15)

    On November 5, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces granted a second petition for review of Ken Pinkela, a former Army Lieutenant Colonel living with HIV who was discharged and criminally prosecuted on charges of having unprotected anal sex wit ...

    admin - 11/10/2015 10:08am

  7. Riley v. State, 2014 WL 1016240 (Tex. Crim. 2014)(not designated for publication).

    The Court of Appeals upheld Riley’s sentence of 70 years imprisonment for each of two counts of aggravated assault of a child with a deadly weapon, to be served concurrently, and a fine of $5,000. Graham, aged 15 at the time, placed an advertisement on Cr ...

    admin - 11/4/2015 5:35pm

  8. Support for HIV Testing and HIV Criminalization Among Offenders Under Community Supervision, Brad Barber and Bronwen Lichtenstein, Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Volume 33, 253-273 (2015)

    In a survey of 197 Alabama probationers and parolees to determine offenders' knowledge of HIV and Alabama’s HIV-specific criminal law, and their level of support for HIV testing and mandatory disclosure, the vast majority supported both testing and c ...

    admin - 11/2/2015 1:11pm

  9. Releasing Stigma: Police, Journalists and Crimes of HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada, Kyle Kirkup, Ottawa Law Review (2015)

    Kyle Kirkup explores Canadian police and media practices that stigmatize people living with HIV (PLWH) and facilitate the public’s belief that HIV and PLWH are dangerous. ...

    admin - 10/22/2015 9:57am

  10. Davis v. Warden, London Correctional Institution, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70515 (S.D. Ohio, June 1, 2015); adopted by, writ of habeas corpus dismissed, certificate of appealability denied, judgment entered, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90500 (S.D.Ohio July 7, 2015

    OHIO – U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz denied a petition for writ of habeas corpus filed by Andre Davis, who had been convicted on several counts of felonious assault, for engaging in sexual contact with numerous women without disclosing that he was ...

    admin - 5/1/2017 5:04pm

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