Why Are We Putting People in Jail for Having HIV? A Grassroots Guide to HIV Criminalization: Facts, Foolishness and Solutions
The Time to Act Is Now. That's the U.S. government's theme for World AIDS Day 2015. In the spirit of acting now, The Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP), in collaboration with the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), has released this Grassroots Guide to HIV Criminalization: Facts, Foolishness and Solutions.
HIV disproportionately affects people of color, men who have sex with men, transgender women, and those without access to quality health care. Even worse, many states still criminalize HIV. This guide explains the simple medical facts of HIV transmission and care in 2015, addresses the legal foolishness that discriminates against and imprisons people living with HIV, and gives solutions for anyone willing to act now to decriminalize HIV.