AIDS Law Project Publications

Public Benefits and HIV Advocacy Manual, 2020 Edition  


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Acknowledgements and Dedication

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Social Security Disability Benefits
           Chapter 2: Appendix
Chapter 3: Social Security Retirement
Chapter 4: Medicare
Chapter 5: Medical Assistance
Chapter 6: Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Chapter 7: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
           SNAP Computation Sheet (download)
Chapter 8: Cash Assistance
Chapter 9: Immigrants
Chapter 10: Criminal Convictions and Related Issues
            Chapter 10: Appendix
Chapter 11: Subsidized Housing

Good Counsel – The AIDS Law Project’s semi-annual news letter.

All Pain, No Gain: HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania, May 2017

All Pain, No Gain: HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort of statewide advocates seeking to reform HIV Criminalization.

HIV Criminalization undercuts important public health initiatives by ignoring actual transmission risk, exacerbating stigma, and devaluing the importance of personal responsibility in HIV prevention. Criminalization makes it more difficult for those who have been diagnosed with HIV to disclose their HIV status to partners or to access and stay in care. In short, it’s all pain and no gain.

Click here to view the report.

Your Life Your Decisions: Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Standby Guardianships, (2017) 

The latest edition of the AIDS Law Project’s booklet on end of life issues facing clients with HIV answers frequently asked questions regarding everything from the distribution of assets to planning for the custody and care of children.


Returning To Work;  A Helpful Guide, December 2002

Medications have enabled many people living with HIV feel well enough to work, but no one should feel pressured to do so until they are ready.