The legislative history and enforcement of HIV and other infectious disease criminal laws reveal several consistent factors at their root: homophobia, transphobia, class and race bias, and a profound lack of literacy in the routes, risks and prevention/treatment realities of infectious diseases. The panel also explores the relentless efforts to use the criminal law to punish and marginalize transgender individuals and work being done to turn the tide in this arena as well.
- Catherine Hanssens, Executive Director, Center for HIV Law and Policy
- Eric T. Paulk, JD, Deputy Director, Georgia Equality
- Moderated by: Ivan Dominguez, Senior Director of Public Affairs & Communications, NACDL