AIDS Law Project Publications

The Weight of Science: Decriminalizing HIV in Pennsylvania (2023)

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the PA HIV Justice Alliance, is proud to share our new report, The Weight of Science: Decriminalizing HIV in Pennsylvania (2023) an update to All Pain, No Gain: HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania (2017).

The report outlines the ways in which people living with HIV are criminally punished in Pennsylvania for activity that would not be a crime, but for their HIV status. HIV criminalization disregards science, is counterproductive to public health goals, and perpetuates stigma against people living with HIV.

Advocacy against HIV criminalization cannot happen alone. We are seeking individuals and organizations to support the Weight of Science. If you would like to sign on in support, please complete this form.

Public Benefits and HIV Advocacy Manual, 2020 Edition

NOTE: Many of the chapters include links to external websites for additional information. The security settings in some browsers may not allow you to open an external site by clicking on the link. You may need to copy and paste the link into your browser to access a site. 

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.

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.