VIDEO AND SLIDES AVAILABLE: The REPEAL Act – How We Can End HIV Criminalization Together

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments


More Resources:

REPEAL Act Organizational Endorser List

REPEAL Act Fact Sheet

REPEAL Act Congressional Support Letter From Representatives Lee & Ros-Lehtinen

Positive Justice Project REPEAL Act Advocacy & Outreach Toolkit

Sero Project press release regarding preliminary data from their 2012 survey on HIV Criminalization

Advocate news story by Todd Heywood referencing discouragement of testing due to unfair HIV criminalization laws

Advancing Justice Report from the HIV Justice Network

AIDSMap story by Edwin Bernard on complications with disclosure and HIV criminalization laws

6/25/13: Resolution passed by the 2013 U.S. Conference of Mayors calling for the decriminalization of HIV and in support of the REPEAL Act

6/28/13: Press Release from U.S. Representative Barbara Lee on the reintroduction of the JUSTICE (Justice for the Unprotected against Sexually Transmitted Infections among the Confined and Exposed) Act

Thank you to all the attendees and panelists for sharing these resources!

About the webinar:

The REPEAL ACT – How We Can End HIV Criminalization Together webinar is a collaborative webinar with advocates and policymakers to share best tactics and strategies on how you and your community can advocate for the federal REPEAL (Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal) HIV Criminalization Act this summer.

The newly revised REPEAL Act legislation has been reintroduced with bipartisan support from Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and is a key step towards ending unfair and unjust HIV criminalization laws in the United States.


  • William McColl, Political Director for AIDS United & Co-Chair of the Positive Justice Project’s Federal Advocacy Working Group
  • Jirair Ratevosian, Legislative Director for Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Robert Suttle, Assistant Director at The Sero Project

Moderator: Laura Thomas, Deputy State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance & Steering Committee Member with HIV PJA

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Category: Criminalization & Mass Imprisonment

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