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Hiv As Disability

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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 and Disability

HI--as a HIV+ man for several years now--I cope with the usual fatigue, digestive problems and... Read more »

Reply to HIV and Disability (4/17/08)

Hi! I volunteer 20 hours a week at a clinic that provides free legal services to HIV+ individuals... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Concern as Namibia Cuts HIV Disability Grants

... Namibia's recent decision to restrict HIV disability grants to only those patients who are medically certified as unable to work could accelerate a patient's progression Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Journal Addresses HIV and Disability

...special thematic series on HIV and disability . Authors of a journal editorial write, "there is evidence that people with disabilities are at greater risk of contracting HIV. Although more attention is being paid to these overlapping fields,... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...People who are HIV-positive but asymptomatic are protected from discrimination under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That was the Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Advises Social Security Administration on HIV Disability Benefits

...submitted formal comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) outlining ways to improve its criteria for evaluating HIV disability so that they reflect the real difficulties faced by people living with the disease. "It is essential that... 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
...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 Disease. The main symptom of the... Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...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 person's... Read more »