The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv And Ssd

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
Ask the Experts


I have HIV, in the last year my eyes are going, my legs are getting weak, my i have memory lost. and I have Diarreah. I have pain in my back, I applyed for SSD, but got denied. what can I do
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...accurately support and describe your current problems and that you make the appeal with the help of a lawyer who understands HIV/AIDS. Check with your local AIDS service organizations for a referral. Often lawyers will do this type of work pro... Read more »


i'm a female hiv postive persons and on a fix ssd & ssi income.i like to known is a life insurance policy i can join.
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Yes. Please refer to other Q&A's on this site which provide information on available life insurance policies - Mutual of Omaha, AARP Life Insurance Program through New York Life, Physician's Life, Gerber Life. Read more »

Stay on social security or try and work

I recently talked with my doctor about going back to work and what was going on with my HIV and why it got so bad for me while I read about others that dont seem to be so affected. I had an OI and was hospitalized and have cognitve issues due to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...with others understanding the nature of your illness. I am sure that is very frustrating. Under Social Security Disability (SSD), there is a Trial Work Program that would allow you to continue on SSD while trying to go back to work. You should... Read more »

re: disability

If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Your disability must be expected to last at least a year or end in death, and must be serious enough to prevent you from doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks. I'm assuming the questioner is claiming disability due to back pain rather than HIV/AIDS. Most HIV physician specialists are well versed in this area. However, I'm happy to pass this information on to the questioner Read more »
Body Positive

New York City's Division of AIDS Services, Public Assistance, SSI, SSD, and You

...There are benefits and services which can help you if you are HIV-positive. Public Assistance (Welfare), the Division of AIDS Services (DAS), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security Read more »
New York City AIDS Housing Network

City Council Passes Resolution Backing Affordable Housing for Low-Income New Yorkers With HIV/AIDS

... New York -- People with HIV/AIDS and housing providers praised City Council for adopting a resolution (2145-2009) calling on state leaders to pass affordable Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
Connect With Others

My partner has aids

Posted by Marcus_Jeff, 1 Reply
Just looking for some support as to how to handle my problem. I feel very overwhelmed at what we are facing as a couple Read more »

patient assistance programs

Posted by douglass, 3 Replies
...hey everybody- just wanted to let you know that there are some great patient assistance programs out there for alot of your hiv needs- for free meds go to your local social services office-for treatment of facial fat loss look up sculptra and... Read more »

I want to return to work but need advice...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... I want to return to work but need advice from anyone who has done so. I have been on SSD since 1993 and Section 8 Housing since 1995. Living in NJ, the PAAD program pays for my almost $22,000/yr. retail drugs at Read more »

Always hoping to find the gentle people. NYC

Posted by Sylvester I'm Hep B+ (and there is a vaccine for the rest of you), and I have some trouble with moods. And who does not, given the HIV stigmata? And I live in a tiny apartmentette in the Times Square Hotel, on 43rd/8th, which is a great... Read more »