Webinar: The Impact of HIV Criminalization Laws on Young People

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Date(s) - Aug 15, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



The Impact of HIV Criminalization Laws on Young People

Meeting Description:
The Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms (SYPP Center) invites you to participate our “Third Thursdays Webinar”.National and global leaders are pressing for the removal of HIV-specific laws (laws that target HIV-positive people), calling these laws counterproductive for public health and biased against people with HIV. At the same time, approximately two-thirds of U.S. states have HIV-specific laws that make non-disclosure of one’s positive HIV-status a criminal offence. This webinar will present findings from a national on-line survey of people living with and affected by HIV, sharing the opinions and fears of young respondents (ages 18-29) about HIV and the use of the criminal law. The webinar will also present strategies for engaging young people in conversations about the impact criminalizing HIV positive status has on their lives and the lives of their peers.


After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current landscape of HIV criminalization laws within the U.S.
  • Explain why global and national political leaders and advocates for people living with HIV oppose HIV-specific criminal laws
  • Analyze your services in light of the concerns expressed by young people living with HIV about HIV criminalization laws
  • Engage young people living with and at risk for HIV in conversations about their well-being in relation to their HIV status and the criminal justice system

Housed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, SYPP Center provides capacity building assistance (CBA) services to communities seeking to prevent HIV/AIDS among youth, with an emphasis on young gay men and transgender youth of color.


This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U65PS001708-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SYPP Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
 Presenter Information
Laurel Sprague, Ph.Dc
Research Director, The Sero ProjectRegional Coordinator, The Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, North America

Daniel Solis
Training SpecialistSYPP CenterChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles