Founded in 1988, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic. We are still the nation’s only independent public-interest law firm dedicated to AIDS and HIV. We educate the public about AIDS-related legal issues, train case management professionals to become better advocates for their HIV-positive clients, and work at local, state and national levels to achieve fair laws & policies. We serve the entire Commonwealth from our home base in Philadelphia and are committed to breaking the physical and linguistic barriers that often impede access to legal services. We make home and hospital visits to clients too ill to travel to our offices. Our bilingual staff serve our clients in the language they feel most comfortable speaking.
For more than two decades, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania has been fighting for the rights of Pennsylvanians living with HIV/AIDS. Please contact us if you would like more information or are in need of our services. We provide legal assistance with the following issues:
- HIV/AIDS discrimination
- Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information
- HIV Testing Protocols
- Public/Private Benefits
- Wills, living wills, & powers of attorney
- Financial/Consumer Debt
Our Special Programs include:
- Criminal Records Resolution
- Standby Guardianship
- Medical/Legal Partnership
- HIV Policy Collaborative of Pennsylvania
- Compassionate Release
- Case Management Training
For more information about us, check out Justice Being Done, the first documentary about the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania (produced by Anisha Payne and Ashley Akunna). The 7 ½ minute film was first featured at our DECADES event in 2008, where it was praised by AIDS Law Project friend and supporter (and Academy Award-winning director) Jonathan Demme.
This website is lovingly dedicated to the memory of AIDS Law Project board members and staff:
Gary Bailey, David Bertugli, Bruce Flannery, Michael Greenberg, Arnold Jackson, Jonathan Lax, Alan Morrison and James Thompson.