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PBS' "Perpetuating Stigma" Highlights HIV Criminalization

By Allison Neal, ACLU of Alabama & Carl Takei, ACLU National Prison Project & Rose Saxe, AIDS Project at 3:17pm
Earlier this week, PBS aired the documentary Perpetuating Stigma about the ongoing criminalization of women with HIV. Through the stories of several women impacted by HIV criminalization — the use of criminal law to target people diagnosed with HIV for prosecutions and imprisonment — the documentary movingly illustrates how such laws dehumanize and stigmatize women living with HIV. But because of the opposition of the Alabama Department of Corrections, the producers of “Perpetuating Stigma” never got to tell the story of Dana Harley.
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What North Carolina's Refusal to Recognize the Marriages of Same Sex Couples Really Means

By Rose Saxe, AIDS Project at 2:26pm

Think of what it would mean for someone who has been with their partner for decades to face losing a spouse, while the state...

On World AIDS Day, Many Living with HIV Being Kept Separate and Unequal

On World AIDS Day, Many Living with HIV Being Kept Separate and Unequal

By Carl Takei, ACLU National Prison Project & Rose Saxe, AIDS Project at 10:35am

 

On World AIDS Day, we remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS, and commit to do more for those who currently are living with HIV.

Government Should Focus on HIV Prevention, Not Promoting One Set of Religious Beliefs

By Rose Saxe, AIDS Project at 2:12pm

It's admirable that the federal government provides money to help victims of human trafficking in the United States get their lives back through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Unfortunately, many trafficking victims have been raped, or…

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