HIV Laws and Policies

Throughout the United States there are a variety of laws used to prosecute and punish people living with HIV (PLHIV). Michigan has HIV-specific criminal laws including laws targeting sex and non-disclosure, needle-sharing, sex work, exposure to bodily fluids, and blood/organ/semen donation. Michigan has also prosecuted PLHIV under non-HIV-specific, general criminal laws.

The law is everchanging and while we strive to keep the information and links contained in this section up to date and accurate, the information may not be relevant to your situation. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.

The latest revision to Michigan’s HIV criminalization law became effective March 28, 2019.

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