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Disability And Hiv

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HIV + Police Officer & disability

I am active Police officer who was tested back in 2007 and found out that I was positive. I have since been seeking treatment for the illness and take Atripla daily. I do have daily side affects for the past 3 years from the medication. Constant...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...a change in meds (ie switch the efavirenz to raltegravir or a boosted protease inhibitor) may be worth discussing with your HIV provider. It is possible to have HIV for 10+ years without symptoms. Most HIV+ patients who are doing well on... Read more »

Learning disabilities in HIV+ children

My HIV+ adopted 9 year old is having learning issues that are a puzzle even to the educators at his... Read more »

HIV/AIDS & Disability?

RE: Is a Person With an AIDS Diagnosis Automatically Disabled?This isn't a question but just... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Impairments -- a tool that helps SSA quickly assess whether someone with HIV or another condition qualifies for benefits. The HIV/AIDS listings were last updated in 1993. The following are the new recommendations to qualify someone as eligible... 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 »
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, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Concern as Namibia Cuts HIV Disability Grants

...disability grants to only those patients who are medically certified as unable to work could accelerate a patient's progression to AIDS, say activists. The government previously allowed any Namibian with HIV to claim a monthly disability grant of... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 Retirements

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...maintaining my balance. I also do not feel comfortable in social settings were I don't know or trust everyone around me. The AIDS Service Center here in Pasadena has a number of programs to get us "Dementors" out into the world and into social... Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...ran across this list in my morning reading. Good stuff. As a person who uses a power wheelchair to get around and who has an HIV related cognitive disorder that causes me to speak slowly, have difficulty undrstanding conversations, and have... Read more »