HIV/AIDS Impact Project

The HIV/AIDS Impact Project (formerly the AIDS Coordinating Committee) was established in 1987, at the height of the national hysteria about the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Its purpose was (and remains) to identify and address legal and policy issues affecting or affected by the epidemic domestically and internationally, with a view to ensuring the rights of all concerned are respected and protected.

HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference 2020 – POSTPONED

As a result of the increasing number of speakers and attendees who were compelled to cancel their participation due to travel restrictions put in place by employers, the ABA and the HIV/AIDS Impact Project have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's HIV Law & Practice Conference, scheduled for April 6-7, 2020 in New Orleans, LA. The anticipated timeframe for the rescheduled conference is September or October 2020. We look forward to being in touch with further information about the rescheduled conference.

Program – Refunds

For those who have registered, cancellations for the conference will automatically be processed, and refunds will be credited to you within the next two weeks using your original form of payment. For questions, please contact the ABA Service Center at or (800) 285-2221.

Hotel Reservations – Refunds

Please note that hotel reservations must be cancelled by the individual who booked the reservation as soon as possible to avoid any penalties or fees.

Airfare – Refunds

Please note that flight reservations must be cancelled by the individuals who booked the reservation. It is up to the individual airlines if they will waive change fees or issue credits for the entirety of tickets.

Alexander D. Forger Awards

The ABA established the Forger Award in 2012 to mark the AIDS Coordinating Committee’s (now the HIV/AIDS Impact Project’s) 25th anniversary. Alexander D. Forger’s leadership in the early, most harrowing days of the AIDS epidemic in the United States was indispensable to establishing legal services for people with HIV or AIDS in New York, meeting their crucial needs for protection from discrimination and for planning responsibly for their then-inevitable demise. Forger awardees share a record of commitment and effectiveness in the fight against HIV and AIDS that reflects the spirit of Alexander D. Forger’s advocacy.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

The HIV/AIDS Impact Project is grateful to the sponsors of the HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference 2020. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Project Co-Director Michael Pates at

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Make a tax-deductible contribution to the HIV/AIDS Impact Project.