Evaluating the Impact of Criminal Laws on HIV Risk Behavior
15 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2002
Criminal law is one of the regulatory tools being used in the United States to influence behavior by persons who have HIV/AIDS. This article reports on the characteristics and prevalence of HIV-specific criminal exposure and transmission laws, and the enforcement of those laws through prosecutions during the period 19862001. It also examines the possible mechanisms through which criminal law influences behavior and considers how these might apply to the specific laws described.
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