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Know the laws in your state that protect LGBT people and people living with HIV.
  • HIV Criminalization: State Laws Criminalizing Conduct Based on HIV Status

    The information provided here is a summary of provisions of the referenced statutes. In most instances, the wording used here is wording found in the referenced statutes (one exception is that “HIV” is used for convenience in this chart although the statute may use a different term, such as “AIDS” or “causative agent of AIDS”).

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  • Shaping a National HIV/AIDS Strategy

    The White House Office of National AIDS Policy seeks input from groups and individuals to help shape a National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

  • Closer to Lifting the HIV Travel Ban

    On August 17, Lambda Legal submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), supporting the CDC's proposed rules that would lift the HIV travel and immigration ban by removing HIV from the list of communicable diseases of public health significance for visitors and immigrants to the United States.

  • Protecting Our Seniors

    A U.S. District Court judge denied a motion by Fox Ridge to dismiss our lawsuit on behalf of Reverend Dr. Robert Franke and his daughter. The case will move forward.

  • HIV Discrimination Won't Stand

    Following a request by Lambda Legal and allies, the U.S. Justice Department informs state institutions that preventing people with HIV from pursuing certain professions is a violation of federal law.

  • Protecting Our Seniors

    A U.S. District Court judge denies motion by assisted living facility to dismiss our lawsuit on behalf of a 75-year-old retired minister the facility refused to house because he has HIV.

  • Fighting for the Rights of People Living with HIV

    Today, more than one million people nationwide are living with HIV, and tens of thousands of new infections occur each year. People living with HIV continue to face widespread discrimination in employment, health care, housing, parenting, immigration, criminal justice and many other areas of life.

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  • Dispelling Myths About CDC's New Recommendations Regarding HIV Testing, Informed Consent and Pre-test Counseling

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September 2006 issued new recommendations for expanded testing of people for HIV. We support the CDC's goal of increasing the numbers of people living with undiagnosed HIV who get tested, so that they will learn their status and get into care earlier.

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  • The Importance of Informed Consent and Counseling In HIV Testing

    In September 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated guidelines on voluntary HIV testing in health care settings. The CDC now recommends that medical providers offer all persons ages 13 to 64 voluntary HIV testing without risk assessments as a routine part of medical care.

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  • A Summary of Evidence of the Importance of Specific Written Consent and Pre-test Counseling in HIV Testing

    Increasing the numbers of people living with undiagnosed HIV who get tested, so that they will learn their status and get into care earlier, has our support. But expanded testing should be done with specific, written consent and after some counseling, for the reasons summarized below...

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