Family Law Issues

People with HIV often face discrimination in family court due to HIV-related stigma, assumptions about their health and ability to care for their family, and misconceptions about the routes and relative risks of HIV transmission. This discrimination is often compounded by other issues, such as race, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.

This HIV Policy Resource Bank category includes resources on parenting issues such as custody of children related to a divorce or separation action; health care for children of HIV positive mothers; health care for young people in state custody settings, including foster care; marriage rights for people with HIV; disclosure requirements for spouses; and permanency planning.