150+ Organizations Call for an End to HIV Criminalization in the United States…Have You?

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

HIV CrimIn July 2012, the HIV/AIDS community in the United States made a big statement in a call to end HIV criminalization laws nationally through the a consensus statement. Released by the Positive Justice Project (PJP), this is the first national consensus statement on HIV criminalization.  Since its release, the statement has been endorsed by more than 150 organizations and hundreds of individuals across the country — reflecting the growing concern on the need to end the use of special criminal laws and policies that target  persons with HIV for consensual sex or otherwise “exposing” another person to HIV. The statement demands that laws and practices be modernized to reflect current science and knowledge about HIV, and the standards of proof and process normally afforded individuals facing charges of a criminal offense against another.

You can read the full statement by clicking here.

If you or your organization have not endorsed the consensus statement yet, you still can! Click here to endorse the statement today

Thank you to all these organizations that endorsed the statement (keep an eye out on this post, as we will continue to update the list):

ACT UP New York
ACT UP San Francisco
AID Atlanta
AIDS Action Baltimore
AIDS Alabama
AIDS Arms, Inc.
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AIDS Housing Advisory Council
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
AIDS Legal Assistance Project, Public Law Center, Orange County, CA
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
AIDS Network of Western New York
AIDS Partnership Michigan
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
AIDS Project of Central Iowa
AIDS Resource Center Ohio (ARC Ohio)
AIDS Task Force (Sumter, SC)
AIDS United
AIDS Vancouver Island
AITAM Welfare Organization
AR HIV Consumer Advisory Board
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc.
Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition
Black AIDS Institute
Brooklyn HIV Care Network
California Communities United Institute (CCUI)
Caribbean Association of Midwest America (C.A.M.A.)
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC)
Cascade AIDS Project
Catawba Care Coalition
Catholic Charities AIDS Services
Center For Black Equity
Center for Health Justice
Center for HIV Law and Policy
Center for Women Policy Studies
Center on Halsted
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Chicago House & Social Service Agency
Chicago Poz Network
Chicago Women’s Aids Project
Children’s Hospital Colorado Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP)
Citywide Project Inc.
Colorado AIDS Project
Community AIDS Resource and Education Services (CARES)
Community Health Action of Staten Island
Community Health of South Florida
Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocates of Iowa Network (CHAIN)
Community Project Services
Concilio Latino de Salud Inc.
Cover Me Sistafriend Union
El Rio Community Health Center
Equality Illinois
Equality Michigan
First Congregational Church of Chicago UCC
Fondulac Congregational UCC
Friends For Life
Garden of Peace Project
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality)
Gay City Health Project
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders)
Grace Church
GRACE of Greater Kansas City
Harris County Democratic Party
Haymarket Center
HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council of New York
HIV Justice Network
HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA)
hiv/aidslove group
Housing Works
Howard Brown Health Center
Illinois Alliance for Sound AIDS Policy (IL ASAP)
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition
Immigration Equality
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA)
Lambda Legal
Lansing Area AIDS Network
Latino Commission on AIDS
Leopard Film llc
LGBT Center of Central PA
LifeLinc Nursing of Maryland
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
Metropolitan Community Church of New York Global Justice Institute
Midwestern AIDS Project
Missouri AIDS Task Force
Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
Mr. Friendly
Nashville CARES
National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA)
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Latino AIDS Action Network (NLAAN)
National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
New Jersey Association on Correction
Northside Holistic Center
NorthWest Alternative Care (NWAC)
Ohio AIDS Coalition
Okaloosa AIDS Suppport & Informational Services, Inc. (OASIS)
OLB Research Institute,
Online Buddies, Inc.
Open Door Clinic
Open Studio Project
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Paterson Counseling Center
Perceptions for People with Disabilities
PeterCares House
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Positive Champions Speakers Bureau
Positive Iowans Taking Charge (PITCH)
Positive Mind & Body Support Group Network
Positive Opportunities, Inc.
Positive Resource Center
Positively U, Inc
Poz Charlotte
Pridelines Youth Services
Proceed Inc.
Project Inform
Project VIDA, Inc
Puerto Rican Cultural Center -Vida/SIDA
Q Center (LGBTQ Community Center Fund)
Resource Center Dallas
San Francisco Bay Area Physician Assistants
San Mateo County HIV Program Community Board
San Mateo County STD/HIV Program
Sero Project
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
SisterLove Inc.
South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinics (SSHARC)
START at Westminster
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
The Global Network of People Living with HIV, North America (GNP+NA)
The Issue of Blood Outreach and Consulting Services
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The LGBT Resource Center for the Seven Rivers Region Inc.
The Pride Center of the Capital Region
The Project of The Quad Cities
The Triangle Community Center
The Well Project
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Trans Community Organizer
Transgender Law Center
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
Twin States Network
Two-Spirit Society of Denver
Positive Womens Network of USA
Unique & Unified CBO
United Against Infectious Diseases (UAID)
Universal Family Connection, Inc.
Uptown People’s Law Center
Wateree AIDS Task Force
Western Colorado AIDS Project
Women with a Vision
Young Activists Against AIDS

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