GE Hosts HIV Decriminalization Community Conversation as part of World AIDS Day 2016 programming

As part of Living With, Georgia Equality hosted a community conversation on the importance of HIV decriminalization in Georgia today. The conversation was moderated by SisterLove’s Dazon Dixon Diallo. Panelist included Charles Stephens with the Counter Narrative Project, and past and present members of GE’s Youth HIV Policy Advisors Program Nina Martinez and Xae Jones. 

Panelists and audience members discussed wada-2016-decrim-panelthe current state of Georgia law around people living with HIV, many of the arguments against the current laws and in support of amending those laws, and personal stories of people negatively impacted by HIV criminalization laws.

Those attending the conversation were encouraged to reach out to their elected officials to begin conversations around the need for HIV decriminalization in Georgia. With continued events like this, and even more contact with elected officials, HIV decriminalization will become a reality in Georgia!