Sero is a not-for-profit human rights organization promoting the empowerment of people with HIV, combating HIV-related stigma and advocating for sound public health and HIV prevention policies based on science and epidemiology rather than ignorance and fear. Sero is particularly focused on ending inappropriate criminal prosecutions of people with HIV for non-disclosure of their HIV status, potential or perceived HIV exposure or HIV transmission.
Watch videos, like the Sero Stories Series, Rep. Barbara Lee on the Reveal HIV Discrimination Act Sero, and more on the videos page.
Sero Joins Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalization. Read More >
Global Commission on HIV & Law Releases Important Report. Learn More >
HIV criminalization may discourage testing, study shows. Read More >
The Sero Project National Criminalization Survey View the Results >
HIV CRIMINALIZATION DISCOURAGES HIV TESTING, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People with HIV in U.S.
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20th Anniversary Benefit Performance of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me Get Tickets>
The tests occurred between April 11 and May 5. Read more >
It tells the stories of a group of Inuit classmates. Read more >
The facility will provide the greater Phoenix area integrated HIV/AIDS primary care and support services. Read more >
City officials claim a recent state court ruling supports its position. Read more >
He was accused of transmitting the virus to another man. Read more >
The Accelerated Saturation Initiative was launched in 2010. Read more >
Access to services is worse around the world for young men who have sex with men. Read more >
They will monitor searches related to conditions such as HIV, MRSA or stronger flu strains. Read more >
Support H.R. 1843, the Repeal HIV Discrimination Act
Tips for documenting disclosure and protecting against an HIV criminalization prosecution
Sero needs your financial support. Thank you!
The Denver Principles Empowerment Index
The Sero Project’s Denver Principles Empowerment Index will be a quantifiable measure of not-for-profit AIDS service providers’ adherence to and fulfillment of self-empowerment ideals in their delivery of services, governance, development of program and policy, advocacy and provision of HIV treatment information.
The Empowerment Index is designed to achieve several important goals:
- Improve health outcomes for people with HIV.
- Incrementally evolve not-for-profit HIV social service delivery from a traditional benefactor/victim model to one that is more partnership-based, focused on empowering the clients served.
- Increase client participation in civic and political processes.
To learn more about the Denver Principles Empowerment Index download the full pdf here.
Even in states without an “HIV-Specific” statute,
people with HIV are at risk of prosecution under other criminal statutes.
Click on any state for basic information concerning statues and prosecutions.
Check back for more current updates, additional data coming soon.
Northern Mariana Islands
District of Columbia