Manuals Discuss HIV/AIDS Law, Immigration Policy; Policy Brief Examines Integrating AIDS Prevention Into Care
- "Public Health Law Manual," American Public Health Association: The updated version of the manual -- which primiarly targets public health professionals -- provides an expanded discussion of the law and policy surrounding HIV/AIDS issues, as well as enhanced material on the legal aspects of recent abortion and euthanasia rulings. The manual is available through the APHA Web site at apha.org/media (APHA release, 12/21).
- "HIV/AIDS and Immigrants: A Manual for HIV/AIDS Service Providers," National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and San Francisco AIDS Foundation: The updated manual is a free resource that aims to help HIV/AIDS service providers and their clients understand the legal rights of HIV-positive immigrants and seeks to facilitate open discussion about the legal and health care needs of immigrants. The manual is available online at nationalimmigrationproject.org/HIV/HIV.htm (NIP release, 12/1).
- "Integrating HIV Prevention Services Into the Clinical Care Setting in Medicaid and Ryan White CARE Act Programs: Legal, Financial and Organizational Issues," Kaiser Family Foundation, George Washington University Center for Health Services Research and Policy: The policy brief examines the obstacles and opportunities of delivering HIV prevention services in or linked to clinical care settings, focusing on Medicaid and the Ryan White CARE Act programs. The brief assesses the extent to which current law allows for the integration of prevention within these programs and examines current practices. The brief also outlines possible options for research, technical assistance and policies that might provide additional opportunities for integrating HIV care and prevention. The brief is available online at kff.org/hivaids/7205.cfm (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 12/22).