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Can Someone With Hiv Apply Dor Disability

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AIDS Treatment News

Returning to Work After Disability: What You Should Know

Interview with Eric Ciasullo, manager of the San FranciscoDepartment of Public Health's HIV/AIDS Return to WorkInitiative. Ciasullo is currently Chair of the Board ofDirectors of the National Association of People with AIDS(NAPWA), and was recently... Read more »
Sero Project

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People With HIV in U.S.

Washington, D.C. -- Preliminary data from the Sero Project's ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., reveals HIV... 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 »
Ask the Experts

HIV Test for Disability Insurance

A few years ago I had the typical workup done regarding Disability Insurance. (Including a test for HIV)I did recieve the policy with a few rider exclusions. (Cost of living, Automatic Additional Benefit Increase)I did recieve information that I had...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you had tested positive for HIV, the insurance company would not have issued you an LTD policy. However, if you are concerned about your status, get tested. You can do this anonymously.... Read more »

Is HIV a disability

I hate asking this question but is HIV a disability? I have serious Lipodystrophy and unable to work anywhere. I can not wear a tie or clothes, i have gained 60 pounds, most of it on my head. Is there anything I can do??...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes, HIV is a disability. You describe a truly disabling medical situation. Please immediately contact a benefits counselor at your local AIDS service organization. You need help in working through the Social Security system to receive benefits or... Read more »

HIV and the mentally disabled+donation

I have a cousin that is hiv+ and mentally disabled. He has a habit of spitting and blowing in peoples face. Today he pretended to give me a kiss, but instead he blew in my face and I felt his air enter my mouth and probably some spit. Maybe even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk of your cousin spitting or blowing in your face is essentially nonexistent. The chance that there would have been a sufficient amount of fresh blood mixed in with his spit is so remote that it's essentially... Read more »

EEO perceived disability HIV

I have a formal complaint with the EEOC. I am a federal employee and have my basis of the complaint 1} perceived disability and 2} origin"by association." I had a supervisor state to an individual that I was HIV positive and that I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
For this serious situation, you do not need an Internet-based Q and A service. YOu need an HIV-knowledgeable attorney. Please contact the American Bar Association's AIDS Coordination Project at 202.662.1025 for information.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 ndcowboy, 3 Replies
I need help understanding disability. When or why should I apply? It seems most people are on it. Please help me understand this. Read more »