In 2018, we represented 1,397 people on cases concerning 2,084 legal issues. Nearly all the requests came from people living with HIV.
In an average week, we assisted our clients with:
• 12 legal issues concerning Medical Assistance/Medicare, welfare or Social Security benefits;
• 9 legal issues concerning eviction, utility shutoffs, or other housing issues;
• 9 legal issues concerning Wills, Living Wills or Medical Powers of Attorney;
• 3 legal issues concerning medical expenses, bankruptcy, and financial issues;
• 2 legal issues concerning HIV confidentiality and testing;
• 1 legal issue concerning discrimination in employment or health care;
• 1 matter concerning family law; and
• 1 legal issue concerning immigration.
Additionally in the last year, our office handled 5 emergency calls, requiring staff to make a home or hospital visit.
In our more than 30-year history, we have risen to the defense of 45,100 people with HIV and educated more than 44,000 others on AIDS-related legal issues so they could advocate for themselves, their clients/patients and their communities. Without the support of individuals like you, this critical work would not be possible.
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