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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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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HIV and Law School

Christa, I have a unique but challenging question. I am currently attending Law school at a private college and am someone who was diagnosed with HIV. My t-cell count has been as low as 60 but right now my viral load is undetectable with a t-cell...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for writing in. The fact that you are HIV positive (even if you are asymptomatic at this writing) qualifies you for protections under federal anti-discrimination laws. Based on this, your private law school should consider... Read more »

HIV LAW SUE

IM IN CHARLOTTE NC IM A GAY MALE WHO HAVE HIV I KNOW THE PERSON THAT GAVE IT TO ME HE HAVE BEEN POSITIVE FOR A FEW YEARS AND DID NOT TELL ME, HOW DO I GO ABOUT A LAW SUE I CALLD AROUND 4 ATTORNEYS AND NO ONE HANDLES THIS CASE WHO DOES ?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Not being a lawyer, I can't really give you legal advice. However, I can imagine that the defendant in such a law suit would argue that you had the responsibility to protect yourself during sex. In other words, they would argue that by having... Read more »

HIV disclosure Laws In Alabama

I was wondering if you could tell me what the HIV disclosure laws are in Alabama when it comes to telling your partner that you are infected....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The Alabama law states that "any person afflicted with a sexually transmitted disease who shall knowingly transmit, or assume the risk of transmitting, or do any act which will probably or likely transmit such disease to another person shall... Read more »

NON-DISCLOSUR OF HIV... (NONDISCLOSURE LAWS, 2011)

I was in a relationship with a women for two years.. In january of 2011 she said she had HIV and that I should get myself checked.. She finally confessed to a mutual friend that she Knew she was HIV Positive 4 years before we met.. The promise of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Nondisclosure laws vary from state to state in the U.S. And from country to country outside the U.S. If, as you state, "the promise of marriage was her main motivation for nondisclosure," it's doubtful you will successful in... Read more »
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HIV LAW

Posted by Anonymous
I want to pursue a career in HIV legislation and advocacy, possibly working with developing nations. I always see posts for healthcare workers and not so much that would be related to law. I definitely want to pursue my career but im wondering if... Read more »

HIV+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
I had not read this site much lately but came across a comment by someone that "not every state makes it a crime too infect someone with HIV" and could not believe anyone would be so ill informed and or out right liar, since its true some states do... Read more »

My brother in law is HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello to all those reading,
I just found out recently that my brother in law is HIV+, I have been with my husband for 4 years and he has only now been comfortable with sharing this with me. I am trying to learn as much as possible about what to... Read more »

Brandys law or murphys law ?????

Posted by Brandy, 3 Replies
I m not sure if its murphys law or just my life.......
when everything is perfect SOMETHING is going to go really wrong.... and it did here let me start at the begining MY jobs are going great and so are Matts whoes in ks we havent seen each other in... Read more »