The Williams Institute
Meeting the Legal Needs of People Living with HIV - Effort, Impact, and Emerging Trends
- Author(s): Miyashita, Ayako
- Hasenbush, Amira
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Meeting-the-Legal-Needs-of-People-Living-with-HIV-April-2016.pdf
An estimated 1.2 million people in the Unites States are living with HIV. Legal services providers can often address the impact of destabilizing forces that may crate barriers to accessing and maintaining regular health care for people living with HIV (“PLWH”). In this study, we sought to understand more broadly the efforts of legal service organizations dedicated to serving the PLWH, the impact of their work, and emerging trends observed by such organization. In 2013, the Williams Institute sought access to archival client services data from legal services providers dedicated to serving PLWH in the ten Metropolitan Statistical Areas with the largest number of HIV positive residents. Fourteen agencies were surveyed.