Support to Revise and Repeal HIV Criminal Laws

Who supports changing the laws?

Numerous public health experts, policy organizations and federal government groups, including the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the National HIV/AIDS Plan and the US Department of Justice, have all called for an end to HIV criminalization (click below for expert statements) Click here for  quotes from some of these leading organizations urging HIV criminalization  law reform:

National/Global Organizations

  • NACDL National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (2016)
  • APA American Psychological Association (2016)
  • NAS 2020 White House National AIDS Strategy US Updated 2020 (2015)
  • IAPAC International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (2015)
  • US DOJ U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (2014)
  • AMA American Medical Association (2014)
  • ANA and ANAC American Nurses Association and Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2015)
  • ANAC The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2014)
  • UNAIDS (2014, 2008)
  • PACHA Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (2013)
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors (2013)
  • NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials (2013)
  • IPU Inter-Parliamentary Union & United Nations Development Programme (2013)
  • IDSA and HIVMA Infectious Disease Society of America and HIV Medicine Association (2012)
  • PJP Positive Justice Project and the Center for HIV Law and Policy (endorsed by over 1000 US Organizations/individuals (2012)
  • Global Commission on HIV and the Law (2012)
  • Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalisation (2012)
  • NASTAD National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (2011)
  • Open Society Institute (2008)
  • Athena Network (2009)
Support to Revise HIV Criminalization Laws​

Who’s Involved

Organizations helping educate about HIV Awareness