AIDS and HIV
This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about AIDS and HIV issues in Pennsylvania.
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A Comparison of the Pennsylvania Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information Act (Act 148) and the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania. [PDF] (2003)
Information on the AIDS Law Project’s about programs, both private and public that provide Income Replacement and Access to Healthcare.
This is a guide from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania for people with AIDS who are attempting to return to work. This guide will tell you what to expect when re-entering the workforce and how to gauge the effect a return to work will have on Social Security benefits. [PDF] (December 2002)
Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania about End of Life issues including wills, living wills, powers of attorney and standby guardianships, including when you need them and how to get them. (2017)
Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on Act 148, the Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information Act. [PDF]
PA AIDS Law Report: March 1994 - AIDS/HIV and Discrimination: Protection Under Federal and State Law
Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on protections under Federal and State law against discrimination based on AIDS/HIV status. [PDF]
Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on documenting personal life decisions regarding health care and financial issues made in advance of decisional incapacity. [PDF]
Information from the National Association of Social Workers for people with HIV infection regarding disability benefits available through Social Security. [PDF]