A transgender woman with HIV is challenging her removal from the United States to Mexico, according to the Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP), which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case. The removal proceedings were triggered by an arrest for sex work. Arrests for sex work are typically handled as disorderly conduct charges, but a California judge ruled that her having HIV while offering or participating in sex posed a danger to the community warranting removal. CHLP filed the brief on behalf of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) and Bienestar.

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