February 19, 2013
PACHA Calls for Repeal of HIV Criminalization Laws
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) seeks an end to federal and state HIV criminal laws and prosecutions, The American Independent reports. It passed a resolution recommending that the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services offer guidance and incentives to state attorneys general and state health departments for eliminating HIV-specific laws. PACHA also requested that federal and state officials review the cases of people convicted under HIV laws and to overturn convictions if warranted.
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