Sero is a network of people with HIV and allies fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice.
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.
HIV Criminalization What You Need To Know. Download Brochure>
20th Anniversary Benefit Performance of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me Get Tickets>
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency over an HIV outbreak involving about 80 people and injection of the prescription med Opana. Read more >
HBO has canceled the gay TV series 'Looking,' which followed a group of gay men in San Francisco, including the HIV-positive Eddie. Read more >
This week, March 23 to 27, marks the 13th annual LGBT Health Awareness Week. The theme is "Time to Come Together: Trust, Transparency, Truth." Read more >
Mark Sannes's primary care registry system in Minnesota and Prashanth Bhat's telemedicine network in Alabama earned the doctors a 2015 HIV Practice Award. Read more >
During a visit to a prison in Naples, Italy, Pope Francis had lunch with 90 prisoners, including a least 10 who are gay, transgender or HIV positive. Read more >
Support H.R. 1843, the Repeal HIV Discrimination Act
Tips for documenting disclosure and protecting against an HIV criminalization prosecution
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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.
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District of Columbia