Psychology and AIDS Exchange Newsletter
In This Issue
- When sex is a crime and spit is a dangerous weapon: The origins, impact and advocacy response to HIV criminal laws
Knowing the history of HIV-specific laws helps us develop effective advocacy efforts.
By Catherine Hanssens and Kate Boulton
- The dehumanizing effect of HIV criminalization
HIV criminalization laws disproportionately affect those already marginalized.
By Robert Suttle
- An update on the prosecution, conviction and appeal of Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson, a black college student, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for consensual intercourse.
By Mayo Schreiber Jr.
- HIV criminalization and the public’s health: Policy considerations in the era of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
HIV criminalization laws undermine the public’s health.
By Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, and Marybec Griffin-Tomas, MA
- How psychology can contribute to reforming HIV criminalization laws
Psychologists’ scholarly work and teaching efforts can contribute to the reform effort.
By Timothy G. Heckman, PhD
- AIDS & Behavior, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Jan. 1: HIV stigma and criminalization
- Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice: "Best Practices Guide to Reform HIV-Specific Criminal Laws to Align with Scientifically-Supported Factors."
- APA Resolution Opposing HIV Criminalization
- The Sero Project
- Center for HIV Law and Policy
- HIV is Not a Crime National Training Academy
- Prevention Access
- Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies
- A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living With HIV (PDF, 5.70MB)
- HIV Justice Network
- NAM AIDS map: HIV & the criminal law
- MAP: HIV Criminal Laws
- CDC: HIV-Specific Criminal Laws