Recently, two news stories emerged that together paint a powerful picture of the dangers inherent in HIV stigma and misinformation about HIV, perpetuated in large part by the media.
Deliberate workplace discrimination based on a worker’s HIV-positive status is a pervasive issue for the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States.
From the Alabama Supreme Court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, conservative anti-choice judges are setting the legal boundaries in the fight for abortion access.
The Iowa legislature has become the first in the country to pass legislation that would repeal state law criminalizing people with HIV.
There’s a growing conflict between states that recognize a fundamental right to make end-of-life decisions and those that override those wishes only when a person is pregnant.
People discovering they are HIV-positive may find themselves facing prison time. And that has got to stop.
The case of an Iowa man sentenced to the maximum allowed by state law for failing to disclose to a one-time intimate partner that he was HIV-positive has been cited as evidence of the need to reevaluate state criminal transmission laws.
Criminalization of HIV transmission and exposure places blame on one sexual partner rather than encouraging equal responsibility in safe sex.
While criminalizing HIV transmission is appealing to some governments, it actually undermines public health goals and violates the rights of people living with HIV.