Monday, February 6, 2017

CA Senate Bill Would End HIV Criminalization Laws

San Francisco state senator Scott Wiener has introduced a bill to modernize state laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV. California originally passed the laws in the 1980s and 1990s when fear and ignorance about AIDS and HIV infection were at their height. Now Wiener and supporters of his bill say the outdated laws stigmatize people with HIV, and pose obstacles to treatment of the now controllable disease.
Christopher Martinez reports.