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Hiv Disability Act

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Ask the Experts

is AIDS defined as disability by...?

I have been diagnosed with AIDS for over 10 years. I am trying to take advantage of a loan program to purchase a home that is specifically for people with disabilities. The eligibility criteria for this program reads "Borrowers must be persons who...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...strict or restrictive as the one used by the Social Security Administration, but there is legal precedent for considering HIV a disability under the ADA in and of itself.Please remember that I am not a lawyer! 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. Department of Justice

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

...telecommunications. Q: Are people with HIV or AIDS protected by the ADA? A: Yes. An individual is considered to have a "disability" if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Korea's Seoul to Propose Inclusion of AIDS Patients in Disability Act

...person with a diagnosis of AIDS should be deemed disabled." Back to other news for September 2007 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Housing Works

Action Alert: Strengthen the Americans With Disabilities Act!

...Supreme Court that have reduced the protections for people with disabilities under the ADA Directing that the definition of "disability" must be construed broadly, to cover anyone who is discriminated against on the basis of disability ... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...specifically to protect people like her from just this type of discrimination. A major issue in the case was the definition of disability. Under the ADA, a person is disabled if he or she has a condition that "substantially limits one or more... Read more »
Connect With Others

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...speak slowly, have difficulty undrstanding conversations, and have difficulty hearing, I find these simple rules refreshing. Disability Etiquette Fear of the unknown and lack of knowledge about how to act can lead to uneasiness when meeting a... 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 Read more »

SLIM GENTICS WILL NOT ACCEPT ME BECAUSE........

Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...the right thing for me I fill out the paper work. It asked "Any health problems or disease" and of course I did not lie, Im HIV positive and also PRE-Diabetic. Handed the clip board back to the employee and she took one look at it and called 2... 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 »