The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the PA HIV Justice Alliance, is proud to share our new report, The Weight of Science: Decriminalizing HIV in Pennsylvania (2023) an update to All Pain, No Gain: HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania (2017).
The report outlines the ways in which people living with HIV are criminally punished in Pennsylvania for activity that would not be a crime, but for their HIV status. HIV criminalization disregards science, is counterproductive to public health goals, and perpetuates stigma against people living with HIV.
Advocacy against HIV criminalization cannot happen alone. We are seeking individuals and organizations to support the Weight of Science. If you would like to sign on in support, please complete this form.
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Acknowledgements and Dedication Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Social Security Disability Benefits Chapter 2: Appendix Chapter 3: Social Security Retirement Chapter 4: Medicare Chapter 5: Medical Assistance Chapter 6: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Chapter 7: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) SNAP Computation Sheet (download) Chapter 8: Cash Assistance Chapter 9: Immigrants Chapter 10: Criminal Convictions and Related Issues Chapter 10: Appendix Chapter 11: Subsidized Housing
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