Issues & Advocacy

HIV Long-Term Survivors Declaration

HIV Long-Term Survivors Declaration

This declaration establishes and reminds humanity that we are into the fourth decade of the HIV epidemic and half the people living with HIV are age 50 and older. By 2020 that number will be 70%. This is a wakeup call to focus on the needs and reality of older...

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A Tragedy, Not a Crime

A Tragedy, Not a Crime

Campbell has HIV, and the "deadly weapon" was saliva, which he spat into the officers' faces. But saliva has never been shown to transmit HIV, so the "deadly weapon" Campbell wielded was no more lethal than a toy pistol - and it wasn't even loaded... To learn more,...

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Criminalization 101

Criminalization 101

Over the last several years, as I've talked to a wider circle of advocates, people with HIV and policy leaders about HIV criminalization, it has become apparent to me that many people are not well-informed on the topic. Some instinctively favor prosecuting people with...

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Where HIV Is a Crime, Not Just a Virus

Where HIV Is a Crime, Not Just a Virus

Since 1987, when prosecutions in Germany, Sweden and the United States were first recorded, an increasing number of countries around the world have enacted laws that prosecute people living with HIV who are thought to have put others at risk. To learn more, click the...

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