Show Up!

Will you show up next week to show Georgia legislators that HIV Criminalization laws must be reformed? Sign up now to be in the room for a public meeting of the H.R. 240 Study Committee on Tuesday 10/17 9:30 am in 606 Coverdell Legislative Office Building (18 Capitol Sq. SW- across from the Gold Dome).


Join The Georgia Coalition to End HIV Criminalization for a public meeting hosted by the Georgia House of Representatives on October 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm. This meeting is one of several examining barriers to health care access for Georgians; this particular meeting will focus on our state’s HIV epidemic. This is a rare opportunity for legislators to learn about the complexities of HIV criminalization and its impact on HIV prevention, treatment, and care. With our wall-to-wall presence, we want to let them know that we will no longer let Georgia’s HIV response be less than what we deserve. People living with HIV desperately need your support!


The meeting will be held in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, room 606. The building is located at: 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. Please bring government-issued photo identification and allow sufficient time to go through security.


Presenters include individuals from the following organizations:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The United States Department of Justice
  • The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Grady Infectious Diseases Program


We are asking those of you who would like to attend to register here although registration is not required. In doing so, we can keep you updated on this meeting, the Coalition’s work, and share ways in which you can contribute to the HIV criminalization reform movement in Georgia.


If you have a story about how the criminalization of HIV has affected your life, we are compiling the real stories of Georgians affected by these draconian laws. To submit yours, please do so here. We will protect your privacy, and you may submit an alternate name to go with your story.