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  1. Letter to New York City Mayor Urging End to Condom Confiscation (2014)

    This advocacy letter, submitted by a coalition of community and advocacy organizations to New York City Mayor de Blasio, urges the mayor to issue an executive order prohibiting the practice by police and prosecutors of citing condom possession as evidence ...

    admin - 6/15/2017 11:04am

  2. Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in the United States and the Criminalization of Sex Work; Margaret Wurth, Rebecca Schleifer, Megan McLemore, Katherine Todrys, and Joseph Amon; Journal of the International AIDS Society (May 2013)

    This article advocates for the decriminalization of sex work and examines the effects of the practice by police of using condom possession as evidence of prostitution-related offenses. The authors found that this police practice can diminish condom use am ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 1/28/2014 2:20pm

  3. Criminalizing Condoms: How Policing Practices Put Sex Workers and HIV Services at Risk in Kenya, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and Zimbabwe; Acacia Shields; Open Society Foundations (2012).

    This Open Society Foundations report examines common trends in police practices of searching suspected sex workers, confiscating and/or destroying their condoms, and using condoms as evidence to support arrest and/or prosecution for sex work-related offen ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 1/28/2014 1:53pm

  4. Matter of Lopez (Board of Immigration Appeals 2013)

    The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an immigration judge's decision that an HIV positive immigrant charged with prostitution poses a sufficiently serious danger to the community to warrant deportation. In this case, an immigrant woman ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/14/2020 5:22pm

  5. Agency for Int'l Dev. v. Alliance for Open Soc'y Int'l, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2321 (2013)

    This United States Supreme Court decision struck down a provision of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003, which required organizations to adopt a policy explicitly opposing "prostitution" in order ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 10/7/2013 4:29pm

  6. In the Matter of Lopez-Roque, Request To Appear As Amici Curiae And Brief Of The Center For HIV Law And Policy, National Alliance Of State And Territorial AIDS Directors, The HIV Medicine Association, The Association Of Nurses In AIDS Care, And Bienestar

    The petitioner in this case is a transgender woman living with HIV who was arrested for offering sex for money. Although it is undisputed that she experienced "past persecution on account of a protected ground"--her transgender identity —the imm ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 5/14/2020 5:52pm

  7. CHLP Testimony on New York City Council Proposed Resolution No. 710-A, calling on the New York State Legislature to pass A.2736/S.1379, Prohibiting Condom Possession as Evidence of Criminal Offenses.

    The New York City Council's Committees on Civil Rights and Immigration held a joint hearing on June 18, 2013, on Proposed Resolution No. 710-A, calling on the New York State Legislature to pass A.2736/S.1379, which would prohibit possession of a cond ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 1/28/2014 2:19pm

  8. LGBTQ-Friendly Youth Organizations in New York City, Juvenile Justice Coalition, LGBTQ Work Group (May 2013)

    This directory, released May 2013 by the LGBTQ Work Group of the Juvenile Justice Coalition, lists LGBTQ-friendly youth organizations in the New York City metropolitan area. It lists community organizations (including addiction services and support; advoc ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 11/22/2013 11:35am

  9. Charges for Criminal Exposure to HIV and Aggravated Prostitution Filed in the Nashville, Tennessee Prosecutorial Region 2000-2010, Carol L. Galletly and Zita Lazzarini, AIDS and Behavior (2013)

    This journal article reviews data on arrests for HIV-specific crimes in the Nashville, Tennessee prosecutorial region from 2000 to 2010. These crimes include class C felonies of criminal exposure of another to HIV or hepatitis B or C, and aggravated prost ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 6/15/2017 11:57am