Duke Health Justice Clinic

The Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) of Duke University’s Health Justice Clinic develops research-based policy and strategy recommendations aimed at securing a federal commitment to fully implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the US South. SASI also supports state-based advocates in Deep South States with research and policy recommendations.

SASI is committed to fighting HIV criminalization in the Deep South and leads advocacy and education sessions throughout the South on HIV transmission risks, HIV criminal laws, and the impact of HIV criminalization. Additionally, SASI is working with advocates living with HIV to create an “HIV is not a Crime Task Force,” organize an HIV is not a Crime Summit, conduct an expert consultation evaluating North Carolina’s HIV Control Measure Rules, develop policy recommendations, and educate policy makers on the science and impacts of HIV criminalization.