September 7, 2017
This article originally appeared on The Body.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP), a national leader on HIV legal issues and policy development, today announced the release of a new publication that catalogues and analyzes state and federal HIV criminal laws in the United States.
HIV Criminalization in the United States: A Sourcebook on State and Federal HIV Criminal Law and Practice includes examples of recent prosecutions and explanations of the major cases applying these laws, along with text and analysis of state laws on other sexually transmitted diseases that involve criminal penalties or other restrictions for exposing another person to possible infection.
The Sourcebook was developed in response to state HIV law reform organizing developments and is the first resource for lawyers and other advocates to catalogue both state criminal law and public health law that punishes sexually transmitted disease exposure.