HIV Criminalization Laws Not Keeping Pace With Research, Treatment

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Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment. In many states across the country, one can be charged with a felony for not disclosing their HIV status. However, recent studies show that, when individuals are properly treated, HIV transmissions from sexual encounters can range from zero to 1.56 percent. Why aren't HIV criminalization laws in sync with the realities of HIV treatment and prevention? Catherine Hanssens, founder of the Center for HIV Law Policy, weighs in. This segment is hosted by Todd Zwillich.

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