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Country Perspectives on AIDS and Disabilities

Dr. Paul De Lay, Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS was one of the keynote speakers at the event. Credit: UNAIDS/Anne Rauchenberger. While there is a growing recognition of the interrelationships between disability and HIV, people with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Among Disabled People Examined

IRIN PlusNews reports on different efforts aimed at addressing HIV/AIDS among people living with disabilities. "More than 600 million people -- 10 percent of the global population -- live with disabilities, and 80 percent of them live in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland: HIV/AIDS Education -- Disabled Persons With HIV/AIDS Face Unequal Access to Health Information

In a recent report, A.K. Yousafzai of University College London and colleagues found that disabled persons with HIV/AIDS faced difficulties in accessing health information. This qualitative study employed focus group discussions among disabled and... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS & Disability?

RE: Is a Person With an AIDS Diagnosis Automatically Disabled?This isn't a question but just offering a resource you may not be aware of.One of the unique challenges of HIV disease (and it's treatments) is that things may be fine today but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Chris,Thanks for the information. Canada has been ahead of the U.S. in providing universal health care and allowing gays to serve in the military. You also beat us in hockey at this year's Olympics. Looks like you may be taking the lead on... Read more »


I have a disability plan provided by work.If I am currently working but recently received an AIDS diagnosis would I be considered to be disabled? ...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
An AIDS diagnosis doesn't necessarily qualify a person for disabilty. In order to receive disability benefits, a person must be unable to perform the duties of his own occupation and under certain plans, any occupation for which he is... Read more »

Aids and disability

I live in NY and had PCP ,as a result I vahe been diagnosed as having Aids. Do i qualify for disabilty ? What does the law says about it ?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
It's not clear what you seek to be disabled from. Do you have a job? Does the job offer disability insurance as one of its benefits? Did you sign up for disability insurance when it was offered? Does your health care provider believe that you... Read more »

is AIDS defined as disability by...?

I have been diagnosed with AIDS for over 10 years. I am trying to take advantage of a loan program to purchase a home that is specifically for people with disabilities. The eligibility criteria for this program reads "Borrowers must be persons...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes. The category of disabled in the ADA is defined not by a list of conditions, but by a list of limitations. The definition is not as strict or restrictive as the one used by the Social Security Administration, but there is legal precedent for... Read more »
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I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
I am the guardian of a disabled adult who is HIV positive. I am HIV negative. I never thought I would land up with a person who had HIV living in my home. I always said to myself I would never let someone with HIV live in my home. Over time I... Read more »

Aetna denial of disability

Posted by Anonymous
Please help! I have been disabled for many years due to full blown AIDS. I am on over 21 different drugs and suffer from nausia, fatigue and many other side-effects. But Aetna doctors say I am no longer disabled. Has anyone else had to fight... Read more »

off of disability and off to work

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hiv pos for 10 years......almost dead 2 years back to work full time and coming off of disability......anyone else in the same boat....would like to hear from you......


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Posted by franfrog, 3 Replies
Ok does anyone know if you are on permanant disability if you are able to work at all? Read more »