Dr. Raynard Kington, M.D., President of Grinnell College, welcomed over a hundred HIV/AIDS advocates from all over the U.S. to the first national "HIV Is Not A Crime" conference.
HIV is Not a Crime
The Iowa House and Senate has passed a historic law that will soften Iowa's current discriminatory HIV law.
Dakota Basinger is a 21-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with HIV. Last week, in the middle of his team’s playoff basket ball game, he was removed from the game by a referee who told him he would no longer be able to play for the league because he was HIV positive.
On February 27th the Iowa State Senate unanimously voted to dramatically soften Iowa’s HIV transmission law.
The first-ever national HIV is Not a Crime conference will take place this year at Grinnell College in Iowa to untie and train advocates living with HIV and allies from across the country in the effort to end HIV criminalization