HIV Law Project seeks to ensure people living with HIV/AIDS live with dignity and respect, are treated as equal members of society and have their basic human needs fulfilled by serving underserved, marginalized and historically disenfranchised people living with HIV/AIDS, including women, people of color, low-income members of LGBT community, immigrants, and the homeless in New York or, on matters of federal policy, nationally.
To advance its vision, HIV Law Project has three programmatic strategies:
Impact litigation and public policy advocacy that focuses exclusively on issues directly related to individuals’ HIV/AIDS status. Our goal is to eradicate the underlying systemic problems and rights abuses facing people living with HIV/AIDS locally and across the country;
Legal education and technical assistance to other direct service HIV/AIDS providers. Our goal is to share our knowledge and expertise with other direct service providers who are in need of legal and advocacy information; and.
Direct legal services that prioritize cases tying directly to individuals’ HIV/AIDS status. Our goal s to ensure individuals living with HIV/AIDS have zealous advocacy to obtain redress for discriminatory treatment, breach of confidentiality and denial of other rights or benefits due to HIV status while assisting marginalized clients living with HIV/AIDS in meeting their immediate socioeconomic needs (access to benefits, medical care, housing and immigration relief).