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    Meeting the Needs of People with HIV: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

    Although HIV infections continue to occur at an alarming rate, medications are drastically reducing the number of deaths from aids and improving the quality of life of HIV-infected people. Lawyers who advise HIV-positive clients need to emphasize that the best way to avoid stigmatization and discrimination is to be selective in whom clients entrust with information about their HIV status.

    Christopher Krimmer

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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 76, No. 2, February 2003

    Meeting the Needs of People with HIV
    AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

    The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is a statewide nonprofit agency that serves the health, social, and legal needs of people living with HIV and AIDS. ARCW provides HIV-positive persons with medical and dental services, case management, food pantries, counseling and testing, housing assistance, mental health therapy, and residential living.

    The ARCW operates out of nine offices, in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Appleton, Wausau, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Madison, Kenosha, and Superior.

    There are opportunities for attorneys to volunteer or contribute to ARCW's work. The Legal Services Program at ARCW provides free legal assistance to HIV-positive persons in a variety of legal matters, including discrimination, guardianships, advanced directives, social security disability, confidentiality issues, insurance, family law, and bankruptcy. Attorneys can volunteer by acting as a consultant in their respective area of law to the ARCW staff attorneys or by accepting a case for pro bono representation.

    To learn more about becoming an ARCW cooperating attorney, or to make a charitable donation, please call Christopher Krimmer at (414) 225-1532.




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