Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Format: Free Non-CLE Webinar
Sponsors: ABA HIV/AIDS Impact Project, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Co-Sponsor: ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Margaret Drew, Chair, HIV/AIDS Impact Project
- Peter Perkowski, Legal & Policy Director, Modern Military Association of America
- Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director, Lambda Legal
People living with HIV are currently not permitted to enlist, deploy overseas or commission as officers in the U.S. Armed Services. These policies are rooted in a lack of understanding and acceptance of current science about HIV, its transformation into a chronic manageable condition and the latest prevention tools, including treatment as prevention (U=U). In 2018, Lambda Legal, Modern Military Association of America, and Winston & Strawn filed three lawsuits aiming to transform the military’s approach to the service of people living with HIV. In a ground-breaking opinion early this year, the Fourth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction preventing the Air Force from separating Service Members based on their HIV status, finding a likelihood of success on all of the plaintiffs’ claims. Join us to learn more about the strategy of this impact litigation campaign to move the military’s HIV-related policies into the 21st century.
This program is available to attorneys, students, and members of the general public and not offered for CLE credit. The program will be recorded, and the link shared with all registrants.