AIDS and HIV
This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about AIDS and HIV issues in Pennsylvania.
Click on a resource category listed below to see information related to that category.
Discrimination Against People Living with HIV
Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS.
Comparison of Pennsylvania Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information Act and Federal HIPAA
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)
Confidentiality of HIV-related information
Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on federal and state laws requiring that a person's HIV status be kept confidential.
Criminalization of HIV
Information from the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania on statutes criminalizing perceived exposure to HIV.
Public and Private Benefits: Income Replacement and Health Care
Information on the AIDS Law Project’s about programs, both private and public that provide Income Replacement and Access to Healthcare.
Returning to Work: A Helpful Guide
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 on Pennsylvania’s Standby Guardianship law, which helps terminally ill parents make permanency plans for the future care of their children.
Your Life, Your Decisions: Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Standby Guardianships
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)
Good Counsel: Newsletter of the AIDS Law Project
Good Counsel, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania newsletter, features client stories, policy updates, and the latest AIDS Law Project news. Current and past issues are available.
PA AIDS Law Report: July 1993 - Act 148: The Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information Act
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]
PA AIDS Law Report: May 1994 - Documenting Personal Decisions
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]
Social Security Benefits for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Information from the National Association of Social Workers for people with HIV infection regarding disability benefits available through Social Security. [PDF]
Disability Rights Pennsylvania Resource Publications
Publications from Disability Rights Pennsylvania on a variety of disability-related issues.