The mission of the ACLU of Illinois’ HIV Project is to end discrimination against people in Illinois with HIV. We seek to halt inequitable policies and practices; promote supportive policies and practices based on medical facts, not fear and prejudice; and set important legal precedents to protect the rights of people with HIV. The Project achieves these goals by providing expert legal counsel, policy advocacy and public education services at no cost to our clients or other HIV-positive Illinoisans who benefit from our work. Our legal and policy research and efforts to assist other HIV advocacy coalitions serve our overriding goal of defending the civil rights and civil liberties of persons living with HIV. The HIV Project is unique in its use of this integrated strategy to change policy, precedent and public opinion throughout Illinois.
Religious Doctrine Must Not Override Medical Standards at Walgreens’ In-Store Clinics in Missouri and Illinois
ACLU, MergerWatch and National Health Law Program Say Walgreens and SSM Health Must Provide Assurances to Those Seeking Health Care Services Washington – Walgreens must assure its customers seeking health... Continue reading
Court settlement mandates improvements in medical care for HIV-positive detainees at Bureau County jail
The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office will improve health care for detainees with HIV at the county jail as a result of a settlement agreement reached by the parties to an... Continue reading