Williams Institute Study Cited in Washington Post as California Passes New HIV Legislation

A Williams Institute study was cited in the Washington Post in light of recently passed California legislation that will reduce the penalty for those who knowingly expose others to HIV. Intentional exposure will now be considered a misdemeanor instead of a felony, as past convictions have mainly involved sex workers, rather than everyday people who have willingly infected others. According to the Williams Institute study, of the HIV-related convictions in California from 1988 to 2014, less than two percent included the intent to transmit HIV.

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