Map: HIV Criminalization in the United States
This United States map identifies states (1) with HIV-specific criminal laws; (2) with general felony laws that have been used to prosecute people living with HIV; (3) with communicable disease laws that may include HIV; and (4) that require registration as a sex offender as part of the punishment under HIV-specific laws. It also highlights that there have been more than 303 people living with HIV who have been arrested or charged under these laws since 2008.
[Note from TheBody.com: This article was originally published by The Center for HIV Law & Policy on Aug. 17, 2017. We have cross-posted it with their permission.]