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Includes information on laws related to HIV/AIDs testing, and privacy laws as they apply to HIV/AIDs information.

What the clients may say:
  • "I just found out that I’m HIV positive. I don’t know what to do or who to tell."
  • "I was tested for HIV without my knowledge."
  • "My partner plans to tell people that I have HIV."
  • "The public health unit has made an order against me because I’m HIV positive."
  • "I am HIV positive and wondering if I have to tell my sexual partners."

Legal Services

Canada HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Promotes the human rights of people living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally; turns evidence-based research on HIV/AIDS-related issues into action that is firmly grounded in sound legal analysis and human rights principles.

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Provides free legal services to people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

Other Services

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

A community-based, non-profit organization providing free, confidential services for people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV in the Ottawa area.

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy Ottawa

Provides support & services to Aboriginal persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

Steps to Justice