The bill was introduced to the House as H.R. 1586 by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) on March 24, 2015 and in the Senate as S. 2336 by Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE) on December 1, 2015.

Summary

The REPEAL HIV Act would modernize laws, and eliminate discrimination, with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS. 

PFLAG Talking Points

  • This bill does not remove existing laws. This does not remove the laws that exist to prosecute people who engage in the practice to intentionally transmit HIV, it is only a review of those aforementioned laws and policies.
  • This will be a transparent process. The review would be headed by the Attorney General, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Defense and all of the results must be shared with Congress and made publicly available.
  • We need clear and accurate policies on this issue. This would result in clearer, more accurate policies that would remove any discrimination that people with HIV/AIDS face from the government.
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