Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

Endorse the REPEAL Act! Together We Can End HIV Criminalization

May 2, 2013

Rep. Barbara Lee

This year, Congresswoman Barbara Lee will reintroduce the REPEAL Act with bipartisan support. If passed, this act will be a key step towards ending unfair and unjust HIV criminalization laws in the United States by:

To find out more about the REPEAL Act, please see this fact sheet.

Show your support for the REPEAL Act! List your organization as an endorser by filling out this form by COB May 7, 2013. Endorsements will continue to be open after the introduction of the bill.

REPEAL Act History

Last Congress, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced the Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act, or REPEAL Act. The 2011 Repeal Act expressed the sense of Congress that federal and state laws, policies, and regulations regarding people living with HIV/AIDS should:

  1. Not place unique or additional burdens on such individuals solely as a result of their HIV status
  2. Demonstrate a public health-oriented, evidence-based, medically accurate, and contemporary understanding of HIV transmission, health implications, treatment, and the impact of punitive HIV-specific laws and policies on affected people, families, and communities.

It received the support of 41 Members of Congress and nearly 80 organizations.

More Resources

The 2013 REPEAL Act is in line with:

This article was provided by HIV Prevention Justice Alliance. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:

General Disclaimer: is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.