Alison Yager

HIV Law Project

Alison Yager joined HIV Law Project in 2006 as a Staff Attorney, and is currently Supervising Attorney in HIV Policy. She has been advocating on behalf of women, children and families for over fifteen years. Ms. Yager began her career at the Children’s Defense Fund – New York where she focused on child health issues. She subsequently spent a year in Mexico working with indigenous women who were struggling for safety in their homes and basic civil rights. During law school she provided legal services to homeless and runaway youth as well as garment workers in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA School of Law’s Program in Public Interest Law and Policy in 2001, Ms. Yager provided legal services to young people as a National Association of Public Interest Law (NAPIL, now Equal Justice Works) Fellow at The Door’s Legal Service Center in Manhattan. She then represented young survivors of dating violence at Break the Cycle- New York (now Day One).

Ms. Yager is responsible for producing policy publications, monitoring and responding to significant and emerging policy issues through advocacy and outreach to allies, decision-makers, and media.

World AIDS Day 2012: AIDS Funding Remains as Critical—and as Endangered—as Ever

December 1st is World AIDS Day, a time to recognize those who live with HIV, to honor those who’ve died, and to come together in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In recent years HIV science and medicine have taken monumental leaps forward, but Hillary Clinton’s now oft-repeated goal of an AIDS-free generation will remain unattainable without on-going fiscal support for critical HIV/AIDS programs.

Why Does the President’s Budget Cut Critical Services for Women with HIV and AIDS?

President Obama’s proposed budget, released last month, was reasonably true to his Administration’s commitment to working toward an AIDS-free generation. But a major disappointment is the proposed cut to the Ryan White Part D budget, the only Part of the program that serves the unique needs of  women, children, youth and families--and the only part of the Program to take a hit.