Archive for the ‘HIV’ category

Last Thursday an Iowa appellate court affirmed a jury verdict convicting an HIV+ man in Iowa for the criminal transmission of HIV to his girlfriend.  At issue was a technical question of whether the jury had been properly charged on the question of “reasonable doubt.”  Underlying questions about the wisdom or constitutionality of statutes criminalizing […]

As the Mississippi Legislature debates this week whether to impose mandatory sex education in public schools (Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country), new research reinforces the importance of sex education as a public health measure.  A new study released by the Journal of Sex Research entitled One Love: Explicit Monogamy Agreements […]

For students of the legal regulation of sex/work, this forthcoming issue of the Journal of Law and Society looks great.

I attended the oral argument this morning in the Second Circuit in Alliance for Open Society International v. USAID, a case brought by the Brennan Center challenging the 2003 Bush era regulations that required any entity receiving USAID under the Global AIDS Act to sign a pledge that “no funds made available to carry out […]

Last week we celebrated World AIDS day, and much was made of the new iPrEx findings, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, that medications previously used to treat HIV disease also reduced the risk of transmission of HIV to uninfected people at high risk for infection.  The press release explaining the findings is […]

The Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo have launched a new fact-finding report about Chilean health facilities discriminating against, and often forcibly sterilizing, HIV-positive women. Through interviews and stories from 27 HIV-positive women in Chile, “Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV-Positive Women in Chilean Health Facilities,” reports how Chilean women living with […]

In March, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made headlines when out of nowhere he sent a letter to the Commenwealth’s public colleges and universities indicating that they had no legal authority to enact policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and that those that had done so must rescind their policies.  The AG […]

In May 2002, the New York Post printed on Page Six (the gossip page): “There is a persistent rumor around town that one Mets star who spends a lot of time with pretty models in clubs is actually gay and has started to think about declaring his sexual orientation.” Everyone who knew anything about New […]

Fight Stigma With Sports! “They thought we were just playing games. They would laugh at us and say, ‘How can women play football? Will you be good at it? How can you sick people play soccer?’” Meria Kabudura, winger. A group of HIV women/ladies in one of the poorest township’s of Zimbabwe, Epworth, decide to […]

It seems some things haven’t changed much since the time of Stonewall Students in the Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, working with the Urban Justice Center and the New York Civil Liberties Union, are seeking to compel the New York City Police Department to release records of prostitution arrests and a series […]

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