MICHAEL JOHNSON TO SERVE 10 YEARS FOR NOT DISCLOSING HIV TO SEX PARTNERS

Michael Johnson, whose HIV-related trial in Missouri raised issues of racism and homophobia, accepted a 10-year sentence for not disclosing his HIV status to male sexual partners. A college wrestler when he was arrested in 2013, Johnson has already served nearly four of the 10 years, but he faced up to 96 years if found…

HELP KEEP MICHAEL JOHNSON OUT OF PRISON

Michael Johnson sent shock waves around the HIV-positive community in 2015 when the Olympic-aspiring college wrestler was arrested under Missouri’s HIV criminalization laws, and charged for “recklessly infecting another with HIV,” and for counts of “recklessly risking infection of another with HIV,” as Plus previously reported.  Johnson’s trial was ridden with racism, homophobia, and ignorance from the…

HOLIDAY MIRACLE? MICHAEL JOHNSON’S 30-YEAR HIV-DISCLOSURE CONVICTION OVERTURNED

The Missouri Appeals Court has reversed the  conviction of college studen Michael Johnson, whose HIV non-disclosure conviction helped galvanize the anti-criminalization movement last  year. Although Johnson won’t immediately go free — he was remanded pending a new trial — the decision is still being hailed by activists fighting HIV criminalization. “This is a happy note of…