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HIV Law Project has handled more than 20,000 cases since its inception in 1989. The sheer volumn of cases speaks to the fact that the AIDS epidemic continues to rage in New York City, particularly 
among the poor, the disenfranchised, and the underserved.

Online Resources

HIV Law Project offers a variety of resources that help tell our story. Use these resources to support community programs. All resources are available for you to download online right now.

 Reports, Guides and other Publications

Social Services for Women Living with HIV: The FactsSocial Services for Women Living with HIV: The Facts | PDF | APRIL 2011
HIV Law Project has gathered essential facts and figures from over 40 academic and government sources that have assessed the need for, and the value and impact of social services. With a wealth of evidence, the document makes a powerful case for the preservation of essential social services. We hope that this information will be useful in the on-going push against proposed budget cuts at the local, state, and national level.

Will You Lead? A Guide to Grassroots Advocacy for Women Infected & Affected by HIV/AIDSWill You Lead? A Guide to Grassroots Advocacy for Women Infected & Affected by HIV/AIDS | PDF | MARCH 2011
Whether you are hoping to make change in a local school, health center, or church, or whether you want to change the regulations of a particular government agency, like your local Department of Health, or whether you intend to change the law or funding patterns at the City, State, or Federal level, this manual has something for you.

HIV Testing: Pregnant Women and NewbornsBetter Late than Never: HIV Prevention Among Young Women & Girls | PDF | MAY 2009
This report focuses on the myriad biological, cultural, and socioeconomic 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.

HIV Testing: Pregnant Women and NewbornsHIV Testing: Pregnant Women and Newborns | PDF | SEPTEMBER 2009
HIV Law Project's new policy paper outlines how we can balance women's rights with improved health outcomes for infants through voluntary opt-in HIV testing during pregnancy.

Comprehensive Sex Education: A Campaign Toolkit for HIV Advocates Comprehensive Sex Education: A Campaign Toolkit for HIV Advocates | PDF | NOVEMBER 2009
HIV Law Project’s new publication Comprehensive Sex Education: A Campaign Toolkit for HIV Advocates is a practical, hands-on resource for advocates.

HIV Law Project: Planning for Your Children's Future (Planificacion del futuro de sus ninos) | Brochure, English & Spanish, PDF format | APRIL 2011
A Permanency Planning Guide for HIV-Positive Parents (Una Guia sobre la Planificación del futuro del Niño para padres que son VIH positivos).

 Power Point Presentations

Right to Informed Consent for HIV Testing | SEPTEMBER 2008
HIV Law Project's explore article 27-f of public health law as it supports the expansion of access to routine voluntary HIV testing throughout the general population.

 Public Comments, Letters & Testimonies

Testimony on Needs of HIV+ LGBT Immigrants | MAY 2011
Recognized as a leader in its field, HIV Law Project testified before The New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration. HIV Law Project sought to draw the Council's attention to the negative impact of the Secure Communities program, or S-Comm, on HIV+ immigrants. S-Comm is a voluntary program whereby local law enforcement agencies agree to hare with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the fingerprints of any immigrant who is arrested. Fingerprints are shared automatically and instantly instantly, even if the individual arrested is later proven to be innocent or is found guilty of an extremely minor offense such as traffic tickets. The public hearing was held on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 250 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY.

The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law | JUNE 2009
HIV Law Project submitted testimony in support of the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow permanent partners of U.S. citizens and permanent residents to obtain permanent resident status ("green cards"). This proposed change in the law would lift a bar that prevents many of our clients from regularizing their immigration status.

Testimony before the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus On Proposed Changes to NY State HIV Testing, Counseling, and Informed Consent Laws | JUNE 2009
HIV Law Project testified in Albany about the importance of maintaining informed consent for HIV testing.

Outside Witness Testimony On Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programs
| MAY 2009
HIV Law Project's Center for Women & HIV Advocacy submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies urging the Subcommittee to end all support for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, and to support comprehensive sexuality education programming

Public Comment: Rule on Medical Examination of Aliens- Revisions to Medical Screening Process | DECEMBER 2008
HIV Law Project responds to a proposed rule that would modify the list of communicable diseases of public health significance, while failing to remove HIV from that list, in effect maintaining the HIV travel ban for immigrants and visitors to the U.S.

 Action Alerts & Advisories

ADA Amendment Advisory | JULY 2008
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“The ADA”) was enacted to protect people living with disabilities from discrimination based on those disabilities. Yet in the years since its passage, courts have eroded those protections by narrowing the scope of ADA coverage. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“The Act”) would reverse the harm caused by these court decisions by explicitly calling for broad ADA coverage.