Protective Health Effect of Legal Intervention on People Living with HIV (PLWH)
Research indicates that 98 percent of PLWH experience legal problems in areas including healthcare, immigration, and employment. Furthermore, partnerships between medical and legal providers to address health-harming legal needs have resulted in decreased hospital admittance among people with chronic illnesses, and improved medication adherence. While most PLWH report having legal needs, few are successful in receiving legal assistance. Very little data exists about health outcomes when addressing health-harming legal issues.
Friday, January 19th, 2018