With thanks to the The Williams Institute (UCLA School of Law) : Georgia, USA, laws that criminalize people living with HIV have resulted in 571 arrests from 1988 to September 2017, according to state-level criminal history record information analyzed by the Williams Institute.
Findings show some disparities in enforcement of the laws based on race, sex, geography, and underlying related offenses, including sex work and suspected sex work.
This report provides the first-ever overview of the use and enforcement of HIV-related laws in Georgia, and the second state-wide analysis conducted by the Williams Institute.
READ REPORT authored by Amira Hasenbush – HERE
William Institute’s previous data on HIV Criminalization in California here.
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This story is incomplete. I can’t believe it is illegal in Georgia or any where in the U.S. for a person to merely have a disease.