Rights of Persons with HIV/AIDS

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.

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