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Hiv Disability Act

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U.S. Department of Justice

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rights of Persons With HIV/AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

Q: What is the ADA? A: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives Federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and... Read more »
Housing Works

Action Alert: Strengthen the Americans With Disabilities Act!

Put some muscle in the ADA! The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is often interpreted too narrowly, a particularly damaging scenario for people living with HIV/AIDS, who frequently face discrimination. Even when people with HIV/AIDS... Read more »
WorkPositive, Inc.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Americans With Disabilities Act Effective July '92 for employers of 25 or more Effective July '94 for employers of 15 or more Background Builds on protections of Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Civil Rights Act of 1964 Definition of a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV - A disability?

Hello,My wife and step-son are HIV positive, I am negative. I have been with the same company for almost three years. I was working overseas and now have returned to work with the same company in the US. The company has a different health...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
As you know, the Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiff in Bragdon v. Abbott, an HIV-positive asymptomatic woman, was an individual with a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the Court did not rule that asymptomatic... Read more »

Family Medical Leave Act

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 12/97. In 2/98 I went out of short term disability from my company, because I was having a hard time adjusting to the medicines and dealing with my emotions. When I went out the attendance manager gave me papers to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Family Medical Leave ActIt sounds like the company is administering the FMLA correctly. The FMLA period does run simultaneously with an employee's sick leave. The 12 week period can be taken continuously or, under certain circumstances,... Read more »

Divorce and HIV and Disability

This is not directly a workplace question but related to it. I have bee positive for eight years. My husband (same-sex marriage in MA, 30 months) is negative. I am not on meds: the possibility exits that I might be an "LTNP" or...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Disability is really a generic word whose meaning changes based on the context in which it is used. For example, being HIV+ is considered a disability or being disabled with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Conversely, most... Read more »

HIV and Disability

HI--as a HIV+ man for several years now--I cope with the usual fatigue, digestive problems and sometimes slight fevers. My viral load is undectable thanks to Atripla!I recently lost my job after 27 years and my Dr. put me on state disability-which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are certainly not alone being stuck in the frustrating quagmire of SSA bureaucracy! The situation is appalling and morally reprehensible. I won't even try to explain all the reasons for the current intolerable mess. (It would just... Read more »
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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 I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »

Disability Retirements

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Good news, I believe my disability retirements are all done. I say "retirements" because I had to get approval from Social Security (August 3), my employer (October 30) and MassMutual (pending, but the analyst has told my disability lawyer the... Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I 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 »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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