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Americans With Disabilities Act And Hiv

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Ask the Experts

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 who...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...strict or restrictive as the one used by the Social Security Administration, but there is legal precedent for considering HIV a disability under the ADA in and of itself.Please remember that I am not a lawyer! Read more »

Can I be fired if my company finds out I am HIV poz

I am worried because if I have to start a drug regime and they find out I am HIV poz can they fire... Read more »

Working till I drop

I have known of my positive status for two years. I continued to work my job when I found out even... Read more »
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 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 Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...Instead of going to the hospital, Abbott took her dentist to court. She based her case on the ADA, contending that the law was enacted specifically to protect people like her from just this type of discrimination. A major issue in the case was... 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 Read more »
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Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...the right thing for me I fill out the paper work. It asked "Any health problems or disease" and of course I did not lie, Im HIV positive and also PRE-Diabetic. Handed the clip board back to the employee and she took one look at it and called 2... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...well, I did well with combo am on. Will they work for as many years? Or are my days really numbered? Also, denied Short Term Disability, and Retirement Disability (my 401k) because I didn't have a doctor telling me to quit my job, that I was... Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...speech. Don't be afraid to communicate with someone who uses an alphabet board or a computer with synthesized speech. Interacting with a person who is blind or has a disability that affects sight or vision... When greeting the person, identify... Read more »

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 »