CHLP Initiatives:

The Positive Justice Project (PJP) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to end HIV criminalization in the United States. The Positive Justice Project includes people living with or at greatest risk of HIV, those who have been arrested or prosecuted, medical and public health professionals, community organizers, advocates, attorneys, law enforcement, sex workers, social scientists and others. We engage in federal and state policy advocacy, resource creation, support of local advocates and attorneys working on HIV criminal cases, and educating, organizing and mobilizing communities and policy makers in the United States.
Teen Sexual Health and Education Now in State Environments (Teen SENSE) is a multidisciplinary initiative that works to secure the right of youth in state custody to comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive sexual health care and sexual health literacy programs. This includes ensuring that staff of foster care, detention, and other government-operated and -regulated youth facilities are equipped to understand and protect all youth in their care, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Experts in adolescent medicine, public health, sexual health education, child welfare, and juvenile justice engage with community organizers and youth advocates to develop a complete advocacy model and coordinate its implementation.
The Youth Advocacy Corps is a youth advocacy and leadership development initiative focusing on issues related to sexual health and the law. The Youth Advocacy Corps develops and professionalizes participants’ advocacy and capacity-building skills to produce cohorts of strong, effective sexual health advocates.
The HIV Legal Collaborative is a national network of attorneys interested in assisting and supporting CHLP in legal and policy advocacy on behalf of people living with HIV.
Women's Advocacy Resource Connection provides resources that analyze HIV as it affects women. These resources tackle issues such as gender disparities in care, prevention methods, reproductive health and rights, stigma, the rights and needs of young women, and more, with a focus on the experiences of women of color. Our Women and HIV Listserv is a place to share news and studies about policies that affect women with HIV, and to discuss important issues that call for the input and collaboration of women affected by HIV and their allies.