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Making positive justice possible.

CHLP is an abolitionist legal and policy organization that envisions and works for a world where HIV and other stigmatized health conditions are no longer criminalized but met with compassion and the resources to thrive.

In the News

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it reached an agreement with the Shelby County, Tennessee, District Attorney General’s Office under which the county will stop prosecuting people living with HIV using Tennessee’s aggravated prostitution law.
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On April 4, CHLP attended a hearing of the Louisiana House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Baton Rouge.

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A coalition of local and national HIV, LGBTQ, and civil liberties advocates speak out against S7809, a bill to amend provisions of New York’s HIV testing law that would fundamentally change how patients in New York are notified about HIV testing by removing the provision for affirmative informed consent.
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Visionary Justice

If you share CHLP's vision of radical, transformative, and Visionary Justice, please donate to our fundraising campaign. The entire CHLP team thanks you for your solidarity and support. We cannot create the world we all deserve without you! 

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Find Laws In Your State

Information on HIV criminalization laws and policies in every state based on research for CHLP's Sourcebook on State and Federal HIV Criminal Law and Practice.

Latest Resources

CHLP's National Resource Center on HIV, Infectious Disease, Sexual Health and Identity is a comprehensive database of materials to inform and support sound laws and advocacy around stigmatized identities.

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More than 90% of every donation we receive goes directly to support our advocacy programs on behalf of people living with HIV.