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Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq.

Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq., Executive Director, of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS.

In December 2010, she was listed among the top 100 HIV/AIDS activists in the United States by POZ magazine In 2007, Ronda was named "Policymaker of the Year" by the Penn Center for AIDS Research, a joint project of the University of Pennsylvania, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Wistar Institute. In 2005 she was voted a ÒSuper LawyerÓ in a poll of more than 36,000 Pennsylvania attorneys published jointly by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine.

Ronda is chair of the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission, the civilian oversight agency for the city's police department. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and the ACLU's Philadelphia chapter. A graduate of the University of Miami, she received her J.D. from the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and is admitted to the Bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Ronda is also our forum expert answering questions in TheBody's Legal Issues and HIV forum.

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Employment Application

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Maternal HIV status on child's medical record

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SSD Benefits and HIV

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Dental hygienist with HIV

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HIV Disclosure in NY State

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Specific question

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HIV and Defamation

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Needing information

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Getting Atripla through a state drug assistance program

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