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Hiv Discrimination Employment Laws

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Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS programs and policies suitable for their companies. The majority of people infected with HIV are between the ages of 25-44 and are employed. The increase in the number of people with HIV means that there will be...
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Discrimination in housing, employment & etc

Hi . . .You are doing a great work and I have learned from just viewing your homepage . . .Please assist me, by pointing me to some links and articles for Discrimination and prejudice against people living with +HIV and/or AIDS in housing,...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am sorry but I honestly do not know of the links to the areas you are asking about. Sorry.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

HIV DISCRIMINATION IN FLORIDA

I HAVE A RELATIVE WHO WAS RECENTLY FIRED IN FLORIDA. I WAS WONDERING WHAT ARE THE LAWS THAT APPLY IN FLORIDA REGARDING EMPLOYMENT AND TERMINATION?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
First, for laws specific to one state, the best source is a discrimination lawyer practicing in that state. Please contact your local AIDS service organization for a referral. There may even be an attorney on staff to help you with this kind of... Read more »

HIV, legal rights, insurance, and discrimination

Rick could you please discuss what one may need to know after testing positive to hiv regarding employment, medical insurance. . .For example, i am currently employed through a company and they provide health insurance through a common provider....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Anytime we are talking about legal issues (including insurance issues), there is no single or simple answer, since laws can vary significantly from country to country, and from state to state. In addition, many laws... Read more »

revealing hiv to employers

Am I required by law to reveal my HIV status to my employers or am I protected by the discrimination act of 1990? ...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You have no obligation to reveal your diagnosis to your employer. If you need reasonable accommodation, you have to disclose that you are a person with a disability, but you do NOT have to name the diagnosis that leads to that disability. For... Read more »
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UNITED STATES DISCRIMINATES AGAINST HIV+ PEOPLE

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
UNITED STATES DISCRIMINATES AGAINST HIV+ PEOPLE

While nearly a million HIV+ American citizens enjoy the freedom to leave and travel outside their country, the United States government prohibits HIV+ individuals from other countries entry to the... Read more »

Employment HIV Test for Locals in the UAE

Posted by DubaiUAE10, 1 Reply
I just wanted to share that if you are a local and want to work in the UAE, you do not have to go and get tested for HIV for employment.

The UAE unfortunately has strict laws against HIV for expats and has a compulsory blood test for work visas for... Read more »

homophobia, aids discrimination and corruption...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOMOPHOBIA, AIDS DISCRIMINATION and CORRUPTION IN PUERTO RICO A
Person With AIDS Fights For Justice WANTED: A LAWYER WHO IS NOT
AFRAID TO FIGHT FOR GAY CIVIL RIGHTS AND TO TAKE ON THE PUERTO
RICAN COURTS. On Thanksgiving Day 1991 Victor Umpierre... Read more »

Medical plan discrimination.

Posted by Peteskier, 3 Replies
I just got a letter from my cigna medical plan stating that they will not pay for Atripla Tablet at the pharmacy after 07/01/12 and if I want the drug I have to use their mail order pharmacy program.
For a medical plan to change a drug mid year to... Read more »