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HIV Is Not a Crime: A Roundtable Discussion on Legal, Health & Equity Considerations Related to HIV Criminalization
Scientific understanding of HIV and strategies to prevent, identify, and treat it have advanced significantly, offering an unrivaled opportunity to end new HIV infections, improve the health of people with HIV, and reduce HIV-related health disparities.

State HIV criminalization laws often impede this progress by singling out HIV for disparate treatment relative to other infectious diseases and public health issues. HIV criminalization laws increase stigma; may discourage people from seeking HIV testing; and exacerbate inequities, given that these laws are disproportionately enforced against Black people and LGBTQ+ individuals. Comprehensive legal and policy efforts are needed to protect people with HIV from being unjustly exposed to stigma, discrimination, and criminal prosecution.

In honor of HIV Is Not a Crime Awareness Day, ChangeLab Solutions and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have gathered experts on HIV law, policy, and research to discuss the importance of HIV decriminalization; CDC’s new HIV criminalization assessment tool; and the path toward a more equitable future. This discussion is for public health practitioners, policymakers, and partners involved in HIV prevention.

View CDC’s HIV Criminalization Legal and Policy Assessment Tool at tinyurl.com/hiv-criminalization.

• Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, director, CDC (video remarks)
• Harold Phillips, MRP, director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy
• Robert Suttle, MS, chair, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Council of Justice Leaders
• Brad Sears, JD, associate dean of public interest law and founding executive director, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
• Vineeta Gupta, MD, JD, LLM, national director, Network for Public Health Law
• Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, director, CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
• Sarah de Guia, JD, chief executive officer, ChangeLab Solutions

Feb 28, 2023 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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