Legal Resources for HIV+ People

If you are an HIV+ prisoner, there are legal resources available to assist you with legal issues outside of the areas that this office can offer:

The AIDS Law Clinic may be able to help you with legal issues pertaining to public benefits, guardianship, housing, estate planning, and living wills.

AIDS Law Clinic
Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center
122 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-3003

If you are an HIV+ prisoner within the state Department of Corrections, the Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau may be able to provide you with counseling, testing, and prevention services. In addition, if you are an HIV+ prisoner within the county jail system, the Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau may be able to help you with education, counseling, testing, primary medical care, case management, and financial assistance for HIV/AIDS related prescription drugs.

Lisa Crowner
Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau
250 Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 624-5335

Alternate Address:
109 Rhode Island Road
Lakeville, MA 02347
(508) 947-1231

If you are an HIV+ prisoner within the county jail system and are soon to be released, the Transitional Intervention Project or TIP may be able to assist you with your transition from a county jail facility to the outside community.

Transitional Intervention Project (TIP)
60 Merrimac Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 521-7770 extension 6050

If you are an HIV+ female prisoner, Social Justice for Women provides health education, case management and advocacy for women incarcerated at MCI-Framingham and the Suffolk County Jail.

Social Justice for Women
108 Lincoln Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 484-0747

If you are located in Western Massachusetts, you may also want to try the HIV/AIDS Law Consortium of Western Massachusetts at:

HIV/AIDS Law Consortium of Western Massachusetts
425 Union St.
W. Springfield, MA 01089
(413)732-00