Indiana HIV Advocacy Day – April 12, 2017

Indiana HIV Advocacy Day – April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, concerned Hoosiers, many living with HIV gathered at the Indiana Statehouse for HIV Advocacy Day. Hosted by The HIV Modernization Movement and Brothers United, participants received an update on the science of treatment and prevention of HIV, needle exchange programs, and HIV criminal laws. Click here for a video of the event….

Should you be prosecuted for exposing someone to HIV?

Should you be prosecuted for exposing someone to HIV?

Should people who transmit HIV be prosecuted? This was the subject of discussion at the International Aids conference in Durban last month when an American soldier, Kenneth Pinkela, told the story of how he was convicted for exposing another soldier to the virus, which he denies. Pinkela’s is one of the more recent among many court cases…

Is It Time to Roll Back the Laws on Spreading HIV?

Is It Time to Roll Back the Laws on Spreading HIV?

Florida, Tennessee and Washington were the first states to enact HIV-related criminal laws, in 1986. A 1988 report from the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic recommended that states establish such laws and many did. At present, more than 30 have HIV-related criminal laws. But now that new therapies have greatly lowered the risks of…

Beyond blame: challenging HIV criminalization

Beyond blame: challenging HIV criminalization

On 17 July, some 200 people living with HIV, human rights activists and representatives of key populations gathered for a one-day meeting on challenging HIV criminalization under the title “Beyond blame: challenging HIV criminalization.” The event, a preconference meeting before the 21st International AIDS Conference, being held in Durban, South Africa, was organized by HIV…

PARTNER Study ZERO HIV Transmissions with Undetectable Viral Load

PARTNER Study ZERO HIV Transmissions with Undetectable Viral Load

Terrence Higgins Trust: Undetectable means HIV cannot be transmitted thanks to medication – that’s what the PARTNER Study shows. “We can now say with confidence that if you are taking HIV medication as prescribed, and have had an undetectable viral load for over six months, you cannot pass HIV onto your partner, with or without…