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HIV Criminalization


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Protection Center: What You Need to Know About Laws That Prosecute People With HIV

For people with HIV, a contentious relationship, mix-up or minor legal charge can lead to a long jail sentence, public shaming and sex offender status. Read this if you face charges -- or are considering filing charges.

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Not Leaving Anyone Out: Tackling HIV Criminalization as a Racial Justice and Public Health Priority

"We have to see HIV criminalization as similar to the bullet coming out of a police officer's gun," says Darnell Moore of Mic.com. "You have to talk about dismantling white supremacy," adds Deon Haywood of Women With a Vision.

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Why Are We Putting People in Jail for Having HIV? A Grassroots Guide to HIV Criminalization: Facts, Foolishness and Solutions

This guide explains simple medical facts of HIV in 2015, addresses legal foolishness that discriminates against and imprisons people living with HIV, and gives solutions for all willing to act now to decriminalize HIV.

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HIV Criminalization: Another Way to Lock Up Young Black Men

How does criminalization disproportionately affect young black gay men in the South?

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