The Legal Needs of Cisgender Women Living with HIV: Evaluating Access to Justice in Los Angeles
By Amira Hasenbush, Ayako Miyashita, and Brad Sears
“The Legal Needs of Cisgender Women Living with HIV: Evaluating Access to Justice in Los Angeles” report summarizes findings of the Legal Assessment of Needs Study (“LeAN Study”) – an online survey with 387 respondents who identified as cisgender women living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. The report describes respondents’ legal needs, respondents’ experiences getting assistance for identified legal needs from both legal and non-legal sources, and barriers respondents faced in accessing assistance from both legal and non-legal sources, as well as, describing differences and similarities between transgender women and all other respondents. Finally, the report discusses how these legal needs may relate to health access and health status.