The friend of an HIV-positive man jailed in Singapore argues that governments have a duty to protect people living with HIV from stigma and unfair criminal prosecution.
Outreach worker Antwan Matthews argues for housing and public health approaches, not criminalization of people living on the streets.
Delays in payments have caused hardships for people needing rental assistance, as well as the organizations that serve them.
In the aftermath of this well-publicized case, states are still slow to take laws targeting people living with HIV off the books.
"From my perspective, decriminalization is just one step in recognizing the human rights of the members of the queer community," Badr Baabou says.
Nikko Briteramos won his court case and is now advocating to end stigma in black businesses, including barbershops.
Last year, 6,000 people received an envelope that had their HIV status reportedly revealed in a clear mailing address window.
"If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself," says Thelma Garcia, the HIV service director of East Los Angeles Women's Center. "Helping different women in my community is the passion that keeps me going."
After successfully using the facts of "undetectable equals untransmittable" (U=U) in her defense strategy, Johnson's attorney is ready to challenge the HIV criminalization law that led to Johnson's no-contest plea.
As the U.S. government shutdown carries on for nearly a month over border wall funding, many migrants caught in Tijuana amid discrimination get support from a steadfast HIV organization.