Kim Welter (she/her) of Equality Ohio and Randle Moore (he/him) of Equitas Health sat down to talk about OHMM and the work to decriminalize HIV status in Ohio.
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The Ohio Health Modernization Movement (OHMM) is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to ending the criminalization of HIV in Ohio. On April 6, OHMM sent a letter to officials to officials in every Ohio county––including sheriffs, prosecutors and judges.
These are the asks:
|Equality Ohio||Equitas Health|
|William Booth, Miami Valley Positives for Positives||The AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland|
|The “DIRT “Advocacy Movement||The Sankofa Initiative|
|We Think 4 a Change||Graig Cote|
|Olga Irwin, Positive Women’s Network||Gina Jakeway|
|Bryan C. Jones, HIV advocate/activist||Jerry Mallicoat, Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton|
|Naimah O’Neal, Lateefah’s Haven|
VOICES: HIV diagnosis still brings stigma, legal complications
Doctors Carlos Malvestutto and Michael Para say anti-science Ohio laws perpetuate fear, sending innocent people with HIV to jail.
For the good of all of us, it is time we modernize HIV laws, writes Infectious disease expert, Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum.
Let’s end the HIV epidemic urges Dr, Yasmin Bradley in the Courier. What does HIV in Ohio look like today? The present looks far better than the past.
Kent woman, Kimberley Gantz, living with HIV for 18 years urges updates to Ohio laws. She tested positive for HIV thanks to a man she dated.
Ohio law codifies fear, discrimination for people living with HIV/AIDS argues Graig Cote, a person living with HIV/AIDS in Columbus. He has been an advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS for more than 30 years.
Ohio HIV Laws must catch up with science and society say Drs. Barbara Gripshover and Ann Avery, infectious disease specialists in Cleveland.
Medical advances and increasingly affordable medications can now make HIV-positive individuals nontransmissable — if they know their status and seek treatment writes the Editorial Board of Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer
Naimah O’Neal has lived with HIV for 30 years. She was diagnosed in 1992 at the age of 29.
She believes she either got the virus from her husband, who was using substances, or from receiving blood after she broke her arm in her 20s.
DisruptNow Podcast’s Rob Richardson talks with Infectious disease expert, Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum about how fear drives modern HIV Laws in Ohio and why current HIV Laws are against the public health Interest.