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Sunday, February 19, 2012

ALWAYS & FOREVER





"We are tomorrow's people. 







But,
of course, we were yesterday's people, too. 







With an understanding of our new
importance, we can change the world, if first we change ourselves."




John Henrik Clarke

IN THE LIFE: PERPETUATING STIMGA












The United States has more laws criminalizing HIV
exposure and transmission than any other country in the world. Stigma and fear
often motivate criminal prosecutions, and the results can be devastating.











Women, HIV & Criminal Law


IN THE LIFE investigates the injustices that arise when a person’s
HIV status becomes a crime, with a special report on how women have been
stigmatized and prosecuted under these laws.







The Impact of Legalizing Stigma


Our 2011 report, Legalizing
Stigma
, was the first to look at the issue of HIV criminalization from the
perspective of people targeted by criminal laws. The segment led public
education efforts, beginning with the first ever Congressional Briefing on this
issue.







Rose v. Cahee: HIV Discrimination in Medical Care


When Melody Rose was
diagnosed with gallbladder disease, her doctor told her she’d have to find
someone else to treat it. The reason: Rose is HIV positive.







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