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HOW CAN AIDS BECOME A DISABILITY

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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 hell...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...military. You also beat us in hockey at this year's Olympics. Looks like you may be taking the lead on HIV-related episodic disability as well. BRAVO Canada!Dr. Bob Read more »

AIDS = DISABILITY??

I have a disability plan provided by work.If I am currently working but recently received an AIDS... 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... Read more »
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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 Read more »
UNAIDS

Country Perspectives on AIDS and Disabilities

...UNAIDS/Anne Rauchenberger. While there is a growing recognition of the interrelationships between disability and HIV, people with disabilities still lack access to HIV prevention information, treatment, care and support services. In order to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine Recommends Changes for People With HIV/AIDS to Qualify for Disability

...HIV/AIDS listings were last updated in 1993. The following are the new recommendations to qualify someone as eligible for SSA disability payments: A CD4 cell count at or below 50 cells per microliter of blood. "Because CD4 counts can change 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

...limited array of sources, lacked HIV/AIDS awareness, and were misinformed about transmission modes, the authors wrote. "Women with disabilities described experiences of sexual exploitation and abuse," which they perceived as "higher among... 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 Read more »

Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...$13,000. Worth of advice about group disability insurance coverage. When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that Read more »

disability

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 »

Disability Retirements

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Good news, I believe my disability retirements are all done. I say "retirements" because I had to get approval from Social Security (August 3), my employer (October Read more »