This toolkit is for attorneys, advocates, and people with HIV working to establish, strengthen, or expand HIV-related legal services. It sets forth practical recommendations regarding the design and scaling up of HIV-related legal services; various models of service delivery; capacity-building for staff; monitoring and evaluation; and mobilization of financial, human, and technical resources. Its authors, IDLO, UNAIDS, and UNDP, rightly believe that HIV-related legal services protect and promote the human rights of people with HIV, including the right to access HIV prevention, treatment, care, and other support services.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.