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Veteran of Two Overseas Combat Zones Faces Possible Discharge Simply Because He Lives With HIV

In a new lawsuit, a sergeant in the D.C. Army National Guard claims he was denied the opportunity to serve as an officer and faces possible discharge from the United States armed services because he is living with HIV.

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Ignorance About HIV Is Not an Excuse to Be Disrespectful

Tim Hinkhouse discusses his life with HIV in prison, and the need to constantly educate his fellow prisoners and prison staff about the realities of his status.

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Through Blogging, HIV-Positive People Can Have a Platform to Be Heard and Understood

"We still need people who have the passion to create avenues so our HIV-affected friends and families can hear our voices on a large scale," Tim Hinkhouse writes.

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Talking With Your Children About Your HIV Status or Your Children's Status

"Remember what you already know about your family: how your children learn new information, what your children may already know about HIV, and what feels most supportive to your family," the Well Project advises. "While there may not be an exact best...

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In Memory of HIV Criminalization Survivor David Plunkett

TheBody is sad to share the news of the recent death of David Plunkett, a survivor of HIV criminalization in New York who served half of a 10-year sentence.

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Map: HIV Criminalization in the United States

This U.S. map identifies states differentiaties between (1) with HIV-specific criminal laws; (2) those that apply increased penalties for underlying sex crimes; and (3) those with general felony laws that have been used to prosecute people living wit...

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Newly Proposed 'Public Charge' Rule Could Be Devastating to HIV-Positive Immigrants

New rules from the Trump administration would force eligible immigrants to choose between vital, lifesaving services and preserving their path to citizenship.

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Would a Disclosure Contract With My Sex Partners Protect Me From HIV Criminalization?

TheBody's expert on HIV-related legal issues, Ronda Goldfein, explains how disclosure contracts are a way to try to reduce the risk of prosecution.

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Mexico: Supreme Court Finds Veracruz Law Criminalising 'Wilful Transmission' of HIV and STIs to Be Unconstitutional

Following a Constitutional challenge Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice found an amendment to Article 158 of the Penal Code of the State of Veracruz to be invalid as it violates a number of fundamental rights.

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Protection Center: What You Need to Know About Laws That Prosecute People With HIV

For people with HIV, a contentious relationship, mix-up or minor legal charge can lead to a long jail sentence, public shaming and sex offender status. Read this if you face charges -- or are considering filing charges.