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Informational Resources

In this section you’ll find information and resources about HIV criminalization.

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HIV Criminalization: Know Your Rights

A guide created by Positive Women’s Network-USA to provide people living with HIV with knowledge and information to protect themselves from being prosecuted and/or criminalized under discriminatory HIV-specific laws.


Best Practices Guide to Reform HIV-Specific Criminal Laws to Align with Scientifically-Supported Factors

While HIV-specific state criminal laws may be viewed as initially well-intentioned and necessary law enforcement tools, the vast majority do not reflect the current state of the science of HIV and, as a result, place unique and additional burdens on individuals living with HIV.

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HIV Criminalization: A Challenge to Public Health and Ending AIDS

HIV criminal laws are based on scientifically inaccurate depictions of HIV risks and transmission routes. These laws perpetuate misperceptions about risks for HIV transmission and increase stigma against people living with HIV.

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