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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and the spine...
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HIV/AIDS & Disability?

RE: Is a Person With an AIDS Diagnosis Automatically Disabled?This isn't a question but just offering a resource you may not be aware of.One of the unique challenges of HIV disease (and it's treatments) is that things may be fine today but hell...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...gays to serve in the military. You also beat us in hockey at this year's Olympics. Looks like you may be taking the lead on HIV-related episodic disability as well. BRAVO Canada!Dr. Bob Read more »

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 »

HIV and Disability

After a very long a protracted disability case involving my state employment benefits I was finally granted full disability benefits in June of 2008 subject to periodic review. When the agenda of the meeting was posted the following month and sent...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I agree that posting the reason could be considered a HIPAA violation. I'd contact an attorney or a legal aid organization in your area to determine what recourse you might have. Read more »

hiv/hep c-are they a disability?

hi i was wondering if you have hiv and hep c are theese illnesses consider you to be disabled?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV and/or hepatitis C infections, per se are not sufficient reason to be considered disabled. Many persons who have either infection are functionally disabled, though this largely depends on the extent of the disease Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Among Disabled People Examined

...often struggles to gain access to sex education and health services, including HIV prevention and education materials. ... Yet people with disabilities engage in the same sexual behaviours that the general population does, according to a landmark... 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

...address the specific needs of disabled persons. The full report, " Knowledge, Personal Risk and Experiences of HIV/AIDS Among People with Disabilities in Swaziland ," was published in the International Journal of Rehabilitation ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambican Civil Society Groups to Launch HIV/AIDS Campaign Aimed at Disabled People

...will launch an HIV/AIDS campaign that aims to ensure improved access to HIV testing, medical assistance and treatment among disabled people in the country, AIM/ reports. According to World Health Organization data, there are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Disabled People in Botswana Largely Neglected in HIV/AIDS Efforts, Advocates Say

...of the Botswana National Association of the Deaf said that although some people say HIV/AIDS rates in Botswana are declining, people with disabilities have not been reached. Keoagile said the country's laws and HIV/AIDS intervention strategies... Read more »
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Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...a disability might need. If a barrier cannot be avoided, let the person know ahead of time. Be respectful of the rights of people with disabilities to use accessible parking spaces. When speaking or writing about disability... Refer to a... Read more »


Posted by franfrog, 3 Replies
Ok does anyone know if you are on permanant disability if you are able to work at all? Read more »

Disability Retirements

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...MassMutual (pending, but the analyst has told my disability lawyer the claim was approved on October 31). Bad news is that I am disabled because I have HIV Associated Dementia, a subset as I have learned of Frontotemporal Dementia or Pick's... 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. Read more »