HIV Decriminalization Bill Advances

Via Poz Magazine:

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has passed an HIV criminalization amendment to a funding bill, according to a statement by the Sero Project. U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D–Calif.) offered the amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2014. The amendment would require the attorney general to initiate a review of federal and state laws, policies and regulations regarding criminal and related civil cases involving people with HIV/AIDS. The amendment awaits a vote by the entire House of Representatives.