The Ohio Health Modernization Movement (OHMM) is comprised of leaders from across Ohio working together to improve the lives of people living with HIV, specifically around modernizing the criminal code around HIV disclosure to intimate partners.

The purpose of this policy is to protect OHMM’s interests when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit or affect the personal interests of a Steering Committee Members and Subcommittee Members.

The purpose of this policy is to protect confidential information that may come within the possession or knowledge of Steering Committee Members and Subcommittee Members, Facilitator and volunteers of OHMM or any related entities.

The Ohio Health Modernization Movement (OHMM) is comprised of leaders from across Ohio working together to improve the lives of people living with HIV, specifically around modernizing the criminal code around HIV disclosure to intimate partners.

HIV Criminalization in Ohio - Get Involved

Living with a chronic illness should not be criminalized, but that’s exactly what Ohio does to people living with HIV in six separate statutes.
Ohio’s HIV laws are are discriminatory and they undermine public health.

The most at-risk sub-population groups for HIV include racial and ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, young people, people who inject drugs (PWID), and sex workers.

WHAT IS AGAINST THE LAW FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV (PLHIV)?

Proof that you disclosed your HIV status prior to sexual contact can be hard to get but may be helpful in court (though there is no guarantee).

In Ohio, a person living with HIV can go to prison for 8 years for not disclosing their status before engaging in sexual conduct...

Ohio’s six separate HIV criminalization laws are not based in science, they do not promote public health, and they perpetuate dangerous stigma against people living with HIV. The time to modernize Ohio’s HIV laws is now.