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Discrimination Against Nurses With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Files Federal Discrimination Complaint On Behalf of Stroke Victim Who Was Denied Care by Six Louisiana Nursing Homes Because He Has HIV

Dallas -- Arguing that six Louisiana nursing homes violated federal law by refusing to care for a stroke victim because he also has HIV, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will file a federal discrimination complaint against the homes today. A... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Stroke Patient Files Discrimination Complaint With HHS

The Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on Wednesday filed a discrimination complaint with the HHS Office for Civil Rights claiming that six Louisiana nursing homes did not accept a stroke patient because he is also HIV-positive, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Discrimination in India Hindering HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care, Study Says

The stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS in India is delaying treatment and care for HIV-positive people, according to a study conducted by the Population Council 's Horizons program; Sharan , an Indian nongovernmental organization;... Read more »
Ask the Experts

+Nurse, insurance, and discrimination

Health insurance through my employer, is everything totally confidential, esp. the meds? Can an insurance company drop me? I work in an ER as a nurse, can I be discriminated against? What if I change jobs, am I obligated to tell of my status?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Medical information is confidential. The employer and administrator, if self-insured, and the insurer, if insured, know that they must keep this information confidential. Discrimination based on health status is illegal. If you are discriminated... Read more »

My HIV MD discriminates because of my weight

I will like to first tell you about myself, I am 47, male and was diagnosed with AIDS a little over 3 years ago and I am currently on antivirals (Viramune, Truvada) and I also suffer from clinical depression and are on anti-depressents (Zoloft,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jose C.,A physician certainly should never intentionally humiliate a patient! There is always the possibility it was a misunderstanding. As you may know, one common problem with HIVers is wasting (involuntary weight loss). HIV specialists have... Read more »

Can I prove discrimination

I recently took a position as an Emergency Room nurse, orientation to the position would be 6-16 weeks and for others even longer. I submitted my paperwork for Health Insurance and was fired the next day. Not for anything I did but not a good fit,...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I'm not really clear on what transpired. Did the health insurance paperwork include any medical information that they may have used against you? Is there any other way they could have learned your status? If so, there may have been... Read more »

HIV and Nursing School

I have HIV and have been accepted into an LPN program. The "physical" portion I am to have my doctor fill out specifically asks if the student has any infectious diseases or if the student has had any serious illnesses in the past as well...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
According to Pennsylvania law, HIV is not considered an "infectious disease" for licensing purposes:"Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs has determined that occupational licensing... Read more »
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homophobia, aids discrimination and corruption...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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discrimination in the delivery room?

Posted by megjemima, 3 Replies
I have been positive for over 10 years. Now I am pregnant and in my first trimester (yay!). My doctors have been very supportive.

Over the years, I have had good doctors and bad. However I fear discrimination in the delivery room. In my experience... Read more »

Why was there so much discrimination with Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From the beginning to now there is general discrimination with hiv, and you do not see this with hepatitis C virus. I wonder exactly why and if it will ever end? Maybe this is because it's tied with homosexuality, but what are the other factors as... Read more »