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Hiv Discrimination Cases

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...child's teacher. Be sure to talk about your child's legal right to confidentiality. Getting Help You can get help with telling others about your HIV status from the counselors at the HIV anonymous test sites, or your HIV case manager.
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Others Disclosing my status

I am dating and living with a younger man and his parents just found about my status. They were not happy with us living together in the first place but now it is not OK at all. His parents threatened to disclose my status to all the people I work...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information at your workplace. If your employer discriminates against you because of your HIV status, you would then have a legal case. However, at the present time, all you have is a set of hateful and clueless potential future in-laws.Certainly... Read more »

Discrimination against HIV+ medical student

Hello Dr Bob, I am a third year medical student who recently found out I was HIV+. I stupidly disclosed this to the school who is now considering throwing me out of the program. That's almost 7 years down the drain. I read that you were HIV+ and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you are writing from the United States, you cannot be thrown out of medical school solely because you tested HIV positive. I'm confident your lawyers have told you this already.Universal precautions were established long ago to prevent... Read more »


Hi Dr. Bob!!How are you?This question is a bit off topic, but I thought you were the best person to ask. Is there any reason why an HIV+ person should not get laser hair removal? Does laser hair removal present any risk at all to people with HIV? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...common. Is there any reason why HIVers shouldn't get laser hair removal at any stage of their illness? Absolutely not!Is this a case of blatant (and blatantly illegal) HIV/AIDS discrimination? Absolutely.Should you take legal action against those... Read more »


Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...take a case and file suit on contigency is another matter. Many private lawyers will not consider employment discrimination cases unless the client has been terminated because, unless terminated, monetary damages are usually small. If you feel... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Three-Judge Ohio Appeals Court Panel Overturns McDonald's HIV Discrimination Case Ruling

...the Journal reports. Rich has not received any money from the previous ruling. Martin said that she plans to appeal the case to the Ohio Supreme Court ( Wall Street Journal , 10/13). Back to other news for October 15, 2003 Previous... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cases of Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Children Discovered in U.K., Group Says

...anti-discrimination laws, London's Observer reports. According to an investigation by the National AIDS Trust , which discovered six cases of discrimination against HIV-positive children as young as age four, head teachers have told... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spokane Spokesman-Review Examines HIV-Related Life Insurance Discrimination Case in Washington State

... The Spokane Spokesman-Review on Wednesday examined a case in Washington state in which an HIV-positive man was denied life insurance by Farmers New World Life Insurance . Some advocates Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Reported HIV/AIDS Cases in Shanghai Increases by 70%, Municipal Health Bureau Says; HIV/AIDS Discrimination in China Continues

... The number of reported HIV/AIDS cases in Shanghai, China, in the first 11 months of 2006 increased by 74% compared with the same period in 2005, the city's Municipal Read more »
Connect With Others

discrimination in the delivery room?

Posted by megjemima, 3 Replies
...first trimester (yay!). My doctors have been very supportive. Over the years, I have had good doctors and bad. However I fear discrimination in the delivery room. In my experience it has always been medical professionals that can be the most... Read more »

HIV Doctors in Akron Ohio

Posted by Bulldog, 2 Replies
...with the God Complex! I have dealt with many offices and doctors in my 20 yrs of being pos. For some reason in Akron the few HIV specialist whom are able to be seen, all clients have to go through this woman for the care center here in Akron. I... Read more »

Discriminated by the persons that loves me....

Posted by Maricela30, 4 Replies
...something our silence is killing us, we need to be expose to help peolpe out there in hopes they get tested and so no more new cases we be diagnose.I dont give up on him because people like him need people like us to make them realize that his... Read more »


Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...gave birth and now, their children are grown and having children. There are HIV+ individuals who have survived since the first cases were diagnosed. Any one of the examples above is sufficient reason for removing the ban! We are not criminals!... Read more »