AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania

Providing free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, educating the public about HIV/AIDS-related legal issues, training case management professionals to become better advocates for their clients, and working at local, state, and national levels to achieve fair laws and policies.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation Grant Impact

Founded in 1988, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is still the nation’s only independent public-interest law firm dedicated exclusively to people living HIV and AIDS. The organization serves all of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey from its offices in Philadelphia and Camden County, NJ. Grant funds from the Philadelphia Bar Foundation are leveraged to support direct legal services, educational seminars, case management trainings, and legislative advocacy.

Summary List of Programs and Services

Representation on legal issues that are HIV-specific, such as discrimination, privacy, HIV testing; health care related, such as public and private benefits; poverty related; and those that are affect the general population, such as housing, estate planning, criminalization, and immigration. 

Summary List of Priorities for Client Intake

  • AIDS Law Project of Southern New Jersey
  • Case management training
  • Compassionate release for inmates
  • Confidentiality of HIV-related information
  • Criminal records resolution
  • Criminalization
  • Discrimination
  • Financial/consumer debt
  • HIV Policy Collaborative
  • HIV Testing Protocols
  • Housing and Utilities
  • Immigration
  • Medical/legal partnership
  • Public and Private Benefits: Access to Health Care
  • Standby guardianship
  • Wills, living wills, power of attorney