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African Services Committee - HIV Legal Services Program

Who We Are

From our headquarters in Harlem, we provide direct services to over 7,000 individuals each year. All of our services are free and available to all nationalities, regardless of immigration status. Our HIV Legal Services Program provides civil legal assistance to low-income, HIV-positive individuals, their families, and caretakers of children whose parents have died of AIDS. We offer counseling, advice, and legal representation in the following areas of practice: Housing, Public Benefits, Health Care and Patients' Rights, Family Law, and Advanced Directives. Immigration representation with priority give to gender based asylum, VAWA, and trafficking. 

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services. Contact us by phone at (929) 269-6494 or email: Have proof of HIV status, such as an M11Q, a doctor's letter or lab report, and the documents related to the legal problem.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Additional Service Area Info
We prioritize African immigrants and members of the African diaspora
Language(s) Spoken
  • French / Français
  • Spanish / Español
  • Wolof / Wolof
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We also provide interpreters for Bambara, Malinke, Mandingo, and Fulani to assist during client interviews and to translate documents.

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Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must be: HIV positive; or related to an HIV positive individual

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice

General Contact Information

African Services Committee - HIV Legal Services Program
429 West 127th Street (map)
2nd Floor
Manhattan, NY 10027
(212) 222-3882 ext. 127
(212) 222-7067
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Last Review and Update: Dec 06, 2017

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