How State Laws Criminalize People With HIV

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Some 28 states require individuals to disclose HIV status to their sexual partners or face criminal penalties. Author Trevor Hoppe tells TCR that such laws are largely the result of fear and discrimination towards victims of diseases considered socially unacceptable--a punitive approach that he says continues today in the face of public health crises such as the opioid epidemic . . .

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