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Where Criminalization of Sex Work Intersects With HIV Criminalization Img
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Where Criminalization of Sex Work Intersects With HIV Criminalization

"Similar to HIV-specific criminal laws, laws criminalizing sex work are generally broadly written and arbitrarily enforced, enabling systemic discrimination and bias to turn into prosecutions of people of color and poor people," Laurel Sprague writes...

Review of HIV Criminalization Research in the U.S., 1990-2014 Img
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Review of HIV Criminalization Research in the U.S., 1990-2014

Researchers found that, while awareness of HIV exposure laws was generally low, attitudes were generally supportive of HIV criminalization.

Stigma and Empty Wallets Make HIV Positive People Carry on Despite Pain Img
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Stigma and Empty Wallets Make HIV Positive People Carry on Despite Pain

Up to three quarters of people living with HIV suffer from pain. The Conversation Africa spoke to Antonia Wadley about research that measured activity and resilience among people living with HIV and pain.

The Undetectable Problem: Dating, Sex and Criminalization (Part 2) Img

The Undetectable Problem: Dating, Sex and Criminalization (Part 2)

"Anxiety, fear, shame and othering perpetuate HIV stigma. Viral load stigma is now what exclusionary dating clauses of 'no positives' used to be. 'Are you clean?' now means viral load. It isn't serosorting; it's viral load sorting." writes Keiko Lane...

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What Is the Cost of Homophobia and Other Systemic Biases?

What are the costs of homophobia, transphobia and other systems of injustice in the eyes of frontline HIV care providers, researchers and advocates?

Video and Written Reports for 'Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalization' at AIDS 2016 Now Available Img
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Video and Written Reports for 'Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalization' at AIDS 2016 Now Available

A full-day pre-conference meeting preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference discussed progress on the global effort to combat the unjust use of criminal laws against people living with HIV.

Food Insecurity Tied to Stigma and Depression in U.S. Women Living With HIV Img
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Food Insecurity Tied to Stigma and Depression in U.S. Women Living With HIV

Analysis of 1,238 HIV-positive U.S. women found associations between food insecurity (limited access to nutritional food) and both depressive symptoms and internalized HIV stigma.

HIV Prevention, Criminalization and Sex Work: Where Are We At? Img
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HIV Prevention, Criminalization and Sex Work: Where Are We At?

CATIE looks at some of the approaches in Canada and globally that help improve sex workers' access to HIV prevention and care services in a criminalized environment.

CHAMP: Mobilizing People Living With HIV and Allies to Champion HIV Prevention and Care in Ethno-Racial Communities Img
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CHAMP: Mobilizing People Living With HIV and Allies to Champion HIV Prevention and Care in Ethno-Racial Communities

CHAMP (Community Champions HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project) evaluated two innovative and culturally relevant training programs to reduce HIV stigma and promote the championing of HIV-related issues amongst Asian, Black and Latino communities ...

Global Advocacy Highlights Against HIV Criminalization Presented at AIDS 2016 Img
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Global Advocacy Highlights Against HIV Criminalization Presented at AIDS 2016

At the International AIDS Conference, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalization based on updated research from their Advancing HIV Justice 2 report.