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There are reasons to be concerned. But we must and we will push back against any attempts to normalize discrimination and hate, even as we steadfastly continue our work in the courts and at the state level to protect and advance justice for all.

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HIV

Know Your Rights

Discrimination

  • Federal law protects you from discrimination based on your HIV status in many settings, including work and school.
  • This means, for example, you cannot be barred from participation in school events, including sports, due to fears about transmission of HIV.

Access to Healthcare

  • Healthcare providers cannot refuse to treat you because of your HIV status.

Testing and Privacy

  • You have a right to decide whether to be tested for HIV, and to know your status.
  • In all six New England states, you have the right to be tested for HIV without obtaining your parent’s permission.
  • Every New England state has a law governing what kind of consent you need to give for an HIV test.
  • Every New England state has a law governing if, when and with what required authorization a medical provider may disclose your HIV status.

Check the Laws in Your State

Check It Out!

HBGC

Works to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood.

Aids Action Committee of Massachusetts

A leader in the fight against AIDS in Massachusetts.

Outright Vermont

LGBTQ youth center and statewide advocacy organization.

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