News & Features Archives
World AIDS DAY 2009 Focuses on Human Rights
This year’s theme for World AIDS day is 'Universal Access and Human Rights.' Why focus on human rights? Human rights violations fuel the spread of HIV, especially among low-income and marginalized people.
HIV Ban Lifted After 22 Years — Still More Work To Be Done
After 22 years of discriminatory treatment of visitors and immigrants living with HIV/AIDS, the federal government published the final rule to remove HIV from the definition of communicable diseases of public health significance.
Speak Up: Washington Needs Your Input
The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) has launched a website where you can submit testimony and/or supporting documents for consideration by the panel formulating National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).
Fifteen Contemporary Artists Contribute to HIV Law Project's 20th Anniversary Benefit
Get a sneak peak at the much-talked about silent auction art collection for HIV Law Project's 20th Anniversary Benefit on November 5, 2009, including works from China Adams, Richmond Burton, James Case-Leal, William Kentridge and ...
Help HIV Law Project Win $50,000 & Win Free Tickets To Our 20th Anniversary Benefit
HIV Law Project just entered in America's Giving Challenge, on Facebook. You can Act Now to put us in first place for a $50,000 prize!
Social Mixer with the Young Professional Board
Join the Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) of the HIV Law Project for its October Social Mixer Event.
Sex Education in the City
HIV Law Project in partnership with SEANYC will host a community forum and pannel to address the lack of comprehensive sexuality education in NYC schools. Join us.
USCIS Issues Memo Not to Deny Green Cards Based on HIV Status
USCIS has ordered its officers to hold applications that would be denied solely because of HIV status until publication of the final rule - hopefully later this year.
HIV Law Project Joins Thousands of Voices to Urge Lifting of the HIV Travel Ban
We applaud the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for proposing this regulation, for it is time to realize the national consensus in favor of removing HIV as a bar to entry to the United States.
Nonprofits and the Hacking Nightmare: Beef Up Your Internet Security
Rosita Cortez, HIV Law Project's Information Technology Manager, was highlighted on the website of the preeminent nonprofit magazine Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Job Opening: Social Services Worker/Casemanager
HIV Law Project is seeking a social services worker/case manager to join its legal team in providing comprehensive services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.
Robin Hood Foundation Invests In HIV Law Project
Robin Hood has long been a leader in supporting organizations that maximize winning results. Their continued support is a clear indication that HIV Law Project is a sound investment.
Pre-Natal HIV Testing: What About Women's Rights?
Pregnant women with HIV routinely find their human and civil rights sacrificed in the name of the health of the fetuses they carry. The case of Ms. Tuleh is a vivid reminder of this reality.
DOJ Tells Occupational Training Schools That It Is Illegal To Bar People With HIV
The Justice Department released a new technical assistance fact sheet on legal requirements relating to admitting individuals with HIV or AIDS to occupational training schools.
Women, HIV & Health Policy: Recommendations for a National AIDS Strategy
HIV Law Project was one of fourteen allied organizations that recently submitted a series of policy recommendations to guide the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) in their efforts to achieve better outcomes for women living with HIV.
Ms. Foundation Supports HIV Law Project
Ms. Foundation for Women renews critical support in 2009-2010 for HIV Law Project’s Center for Women & HIV Advocacy.
US Government Moves Toward Ending HIV-Positive Travel Ban
HIV Law Project welcomes the action taken today by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to lift the ban on HIV-positive individuals visiting or moving to the United States.
Public Interest Fellowships Fall 2010
HIV Law Project announces the opportunity to apply for sponsorship for fellowship opportunities in the fall of 2010. We sponsor third year law students and recent law graduates for public interest fellowship.
CWHA Speaks Up On Proposed Changes to NY State HIV Testing, Counseling and Informed Consent Laws
Hadiyah Charles, Community Organizer for HIV Law Project recently testified in Albany about the importance of maintaining written informed consent for HIV testing.
HRC Sends Letter to Obama Over DOMA Defense
Yesterday, HRC President Joe Solmonese sent a letter to President Barack Obama responding to the administration’s brief that argues for the Defense of Marriage Act to be upheld in court.
Advocacy Institute For HIV-Positive Women in New York City
This summer the Center for Women & HIV Advocacy at HIV Law Project will be sponsoring an Advocacy Institute for HIV-positive women in New York City.
Better Late than Never: HIV Prevention Among Young Women & Girls
This report focuses on the myriad factors that have caused steadily rising rates of HIV among young women and girls, and offers a series of recommendations to promote effective prevention efforts among this population.
Increase Your Philanthropic Impact
In recognition of HIV Law Project’s 20 years of service to people living with HIV/AIDS, the board of directors will donate $1 dollar for every $2 donated to HIV Law Project up to $20,000. Please take advantage of this matching opportunity.
Twitter Hugh Jackman about HIV Law Project for a chance to win $100K (@realhughjackman)
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Have You Ever Wanted to Give Something Back to the Community While Doing What You Do Best?
Please join HIV Law Project's Young Professional Advisory Board on Wednesday, March 18th for cocktails and to learn more about our fight for the rights and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS.
In Honor of Women & Girls’ HIV Awareness Day: Girls Have a Right to Know About HIV Prevention
Schools across the country routinely fail to provide girls and young women with comprehensive sexuality education – the cornerstone to HIV awareness and prevention.
HIV Testing: Pregnant Women & Newborns
In HIV Law Project’s new report HIV Testing: Pregnant Women & Newborns the principles involved are put into sharp relief in the context of HIV testing of pregnant women and newborn babies, where the rights of a pregnant woman and the rights of a mother are also implicated.
Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Comprehensive sexuality education promotes a positive view of sexuality as a natural part of human development. HIV Law Project’s new publication Comprehensive Sex Education: A Campaign Toolkit for HIV Advocates is a practical, hands-on resource for advocates.
Tell President Obama No More Money for Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs!
Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:12 AM
Comprehensive sexuality education must become federal policy now if we hope to have a next generation of youth living free of HIV infection. Support science-based health and sexuality education -- our youth are depending on it!
This Valentine’s Day, Be An Advocate for NYC Youth!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 2:32 PM
Comprehensive sexuality education is a critical tool in the fight against HIV! Send a valentine to Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Walcott and Chancellor Klein to support comprehensive sexuality education in our public schools today!
Comprehensive Sex Education: A Campaign Toolkit for HIV Advocates
HIV Law Project’s new publication Comprehensive Sex Education: A Campaign Toolkit for HIV Advocates is a practical, hands-on resource for advocates.