God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensées of a Catholic priest

POZ Magazine: Positive Justice Project Seeks to End HIV Criminalization

The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) has launched the Positive Justice Project, a campaign to repeal laws that create HIV-specific crimes or laws that increase penalties for people with HIV who are convicted of criminal offenses, according to a CHLP statement. Currently, the United States has more HIV-specific criminal cases than any other in the nation, with more than 400 prosecutions to date. However, research has shown HIV criminalization statutes don’t reduce HIV rates. In fact, they might increase HIV rates by stigmatizing at-risk groups and discouraging HIV testing.

To read the CHLP statement, click here.

Source:  http://www.poz.com/rssredir/articles/Positive_Justice_Project_1_19173.shtml

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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