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NYS Department of Health: Legal Rights and Risks of Adolescents in the Age of AIDS

  • 29 Sep 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 166 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY

HIV Education & Training ProgramsNYS Department of Health AIDS Institute

HIV Education & Training Programs


This training will cover the legal rights and potential liabilities of adolescents living with, at risk for or affected by HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe when minors can and cannot, make their own health care decisions when it comes to:

  • HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care
  • STDs and other communicable diseases
  • Alcohol and drug problems
  • Mental health
  • Reproductive health care
  • Summarize who has the right to decide about disclosing health information about minors:
  • When their parents are in the picture
  • When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile or criminal justice systems are involved in their lives
  • Answer adolescent clients’ and patients’ questions about their legal rights in these areas
  • Describe the legal consequences of transmitting HIV to others

Audience: All health and human services providers who work with or advocate youth at risk or living with HIV and/or with basic understanding of issues facing such adolescents.

Registration information: Click here to read about this and other courses provided by the Legal Action Center of the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute.  Membership to the area is required. 

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