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Decriminalize = Destigmatize: Local Public-Health Groups Say Testing, Not Prosecution, Is Key to Preventing the Spread of HIV

When Senate Bill 239 took effect last year, it made knowingly spreading the HIV virus a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Opponents of the bill, which was signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown, were furious, speculating it could lead to an increase in HIV transmissions. However, people on the front lines of the […]