"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.
"I want to talk about loving another human who happens to be living with HIV and how he has transformed my world from the day he was placed behind bars," Akil Patterson writes.
Kevin Tarver is committed to helping however he can to bring justice to Michael Johnson, a young black gay man serving a long HIV criminalization sentence. He summarizes the background and current status of Johnson's situation and appeal.
"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.
Victoria Law says the effect of punitive HIV laws on women have often been left out of discussions about HIV criminalization (which often focus on men) and feminism (which often ignore women who are marginalized). But what about women like Tiffany Mo...
The HIV criminalization case of Missouri college student Michael Johnson is a call to rethink everything we thought we knew about the HIV epidemic, about the justice system and about the lives caught in the intersection of those two spheres. We offer...
"As evidenced by the continual arrests of gay men and queer people for non-violent and victimless sex crimes, the sex offenders of today are not the phantasmic predators of our collective imaginations."
How does criminalization disproportionately affect young black gay men in the South?
Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women living with HIV, is shocked and horrified to learn of media reports that a young woman in Texas was brutally murdered, allegedly as a result of her HIV status.
Women with HIV can often be held captive in abusive relationships they are legally powerless to escape, said advocate Monique Moree at the HIV Is Not a Crime Conference. "It keeps women in a violent cycle," she said.