But the process may take months, pending Congressional approval.
But it is doing little else to address a growing HIV epidemic.
"From my perspective, decriminalization is just one step in recognizing the human rights of the members of the queer community," Badr Baabou says.
For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, we honor the work of Rolake Odetoyinbo, who fights for the human rights of women and girls, the LGBT community, and people with HIV in Nigeria.
Malaysia has been certified by the World Health Organization as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the first country in the Western Pacific Region to achieve this milestone.
With mostly black attendees who are immigrants from the most impacted region on the globe outside sub-Saharan Africa, why is so little HIV outreach planned for this important weekend?
Zimbabwe's punitive law around the transmission of HIV remains on the statute books -- and it's enforced despite the fact that it is widely acknowledged as undermining a country's public health policies and strategies.
Violence, Stigma, and Poverty Shape HIV Risk of Transgender Women in India: An Interview With Abhina Aher
Abhina Aher discusses her poster presented at AIDS 2018 focusing on the major barriers to service access that transgender people are facing in India.
Black immigrants to the U.S. face unique challenges. Those challenges can make life even more difficult for people living with HIV.
"When the next stigmatizing comments or policies come, we must meet them with a resounding unified resistance and counter them with a vision for a better tomorrow," Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe writes.