Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

HIV-Positive Man in Buffalo Faces Felony Charges, the Positive Justice Project Urges Media to Report Fairly and Accurately

April 27, 2011

HIV-Positive Buffalo Man Faces Felony Charges; Positive Justice Project Urges 'Rational Response'

A 20-year-old man in Buffalo is facing four felony reckless endangerment charges after police say he allegedly had sex with several people without disclosing that he is HIV positive.

Housing Works, along with the Positive Justice Project, would like to remind journalists and others of the negative consequences of laws that criminalize HIV non-disclosure. While these prosecutions are often rooted in a desire to protect the public health, they actually undermine public health initiatives by discouraging testing and fueling stigma. They also put HIV-positive people at high risk of unjust prosecution.

Read the press release from the The Positive Justice Project.

PJP Urges Rational Response to Prosecution of People Living With HIV



  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by Housing Works. It is a part of the publication Housing Works AIDS Issues Update. Visit Housing Works' website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
See Also
More on HIV Transmission Cases

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement