Organizations Combating HIV Criminalization

HIV Justice Network – a global information and advocacy hub for individuals and organisations working to end inappropriate criminal prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure, potential or perceived exposure and transmission.

GNP+ Criminalisation Scan – The Global Criminalisation Scan maps the existence of laws, practices and policies that impact on responses to HIV.

Center for HIV Law & Policy –  A legal and policy resource center working to reduce the impact of HIV on vulnerable and marginalized communities and to secure the human rights of people affected by HIV, also coordinates the Positive Justice Project, a multidisciplinary collaboration addressing HIV criminalization.

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network – works exclusively on HIV/AIDS legal issues

HIV Law Project – provides direct legal services to people with HIV in the greater New York area

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund – LGBT legal organization advocating for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.

QUEEROCRACY – is a New York City-based grassroots organization working to promote social and economic justice through direct action, community engagement and education.

HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (or HIV PJA)  is a national coalition working at the intersection of HIV/AIDS, human rights, and struggles for social, racial, gender, and economic justice.

Other Useful Sites

POZ Magazine – serves the community of people living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Mark S. King’s, My Fabulous Disease, a written and video blog on life as an HIV positive man in recovery.

Positive Frontiers – A comprehensive resource to what you need to know about HIV/AIDS.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) – is a leading advocate for universal access to contraceptives, gender equality and safe abortion.

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) – addressing HIV/AIDS in communities of color.

UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) – guides UNAIDS with representatives of 22 governments – made up of members states, UN agenices, and NGO delegates from all geographic regions in the implementation and evaluation of AIDS policies and programs.

PositiveLite – Canada’s Online HIV Magazine

AIDSmeds – HIV treatment information, including extensive message boards.

The Body – news and resources for people with HIV

Test Positive Aware Network – Health library, alternative health center, HIV drug guide and online hotline (English/Spanish)