In recognition of World AIDS Day, please join O’Neill Institute Senior Associate Sean Bland for a discussion about the need to adopt decriminalization approaches to protect marginalized people and improve health. This will include on a presentation on criminalization of health statuses like HIV status and COVID-19 status, as well as criminalization of sex work and drug use. Topics will be discussed with a focus on the following decriminalization efforts in the United States:

  • Enacted and proposed reforms to modernize HIV criminal laws
  • Advocacy to promote alternatives to criminal law enforcement in response to COVID-19
  • Efforts to end criminalization of sex work
  • Efforts to implement overdose prevention strategies and end criminalization of drug use


COVID-19 Health Equity HIV/AIDS Racial Equity US Health Care Policy

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