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Americans With Disabilities Act And Hiv

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U.S. Department of Justice

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rights of Persons With HIV/AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

Q: What is the ADA? A: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives Federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and... Read more »
Housing Works

Action Alert: Strengthen the Americans With Disabilities Act!

Put some muscle in the ADA! The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is often interpreted too narrowly, a particularly damaging scenario for people living with HIV/AIDS, who frequently face discrimination. Even when people with HIV/AIDS... Read more »
WorkPositive, Inc.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Americans With Disabilities Act Effective July '92 for employers of 25 or more Effective July '94 for employers of 15 or more Background Builds on protections of Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Civil Rights Act of 1964 Definition of a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV - A disability?

Hello,My wife and step-son are HIV positive, I am negative. I have been with the same company for almost three years. I was working overseas and now have returned to work with the same company in the US. The company has a different health...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
As you know, the Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiff in Bragdon v. Abbott, an HIV-positive asymptomatic woman, was an individual with a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the Court did not rule that asymptomatic... Read more »

Divorce and HIV and Disability

This is not directly a workplace question but related to it. I have bee positive for eight years. My husband (same-sex marriage in MA, 30 months) is negative. I am not on meds: the possibility exits that I might be an "LTNP" or...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Disability is really a generic word whose meaning changes based on the context in which it is used. For example, being HIV+ is considered a disability or being disabled with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Conversely, most... 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 »

Permanent disability

While I'm still very healthy and working I'm wondering about if/when I have health issues that prevent me from doing my job. Is there any difference between HIV related health issues and all other health issues with regards to disability?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Neither private disability insurance nor Social Security use the term "Permanent". That term is used primarily in determining "permanent" benefits under workers' compensation and veterans' benefits. Private disability... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV... 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 I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »

an american black male...

Posted by Anonymous
An american black man been in jail for 15 years becous he is hiv
posetiv and been acussed that he has infected finish women. The
gay who has not known that he is posetive been incontactswith
somany women been found posetive his xfinnesh wife was... 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 30) and MassMutual (pending, but the analyst has told my disability lawyer the... Read more »