HIV is Not a Crime
Today, dozens of states criminalize people living with HIV using laws based on scientifically outdated information and inaccurate understanding of HIV-transmission routes. For example, some state laws still consider spitting or scratching as a potential HIV exposure even though HIV cannot be transmitted by either.
These laws contradict public health goals by stigmatizing people living with HIV, discouraging testing, and keeping people from the care and supportive services they need.
The REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act (H.R. 1586) helps remove extra or unique burdens placed on people solely because of their HIV status. This law puts public health first - and recognizes that we need an evidence-based, medically accurate, and modern approach to HIV/AIDS.
Encourage your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the REPEAL HIV Discrimination ACT Today! We've made it easy for you, click the link, fill the form, edit the note if you want, and your elected officials will hear directly from you on this important issue.