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author: Wiener
co-authors: Gloria, Atkins, Chiu, Eggman, Gipson, Mitchell, Skinner


Several California laws target individuals living with HIV by criminalizing their sexual relationships. These laws further stigmatize individuals living with the disease and are not up-to-date with what we currently know about HIV. Enacting SB 239 eliminates one form of HIV discrimination by eliminating criminal punishment for people living with HIV who engage in consensual sexual activity. (This bill is now law.)