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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 »

Legal Issues for HIV positive person in large company

My brother has been employed by a large corporation for about five months. He is currently... Read more »

Is mandatory HIV testing legal in the workplace (non-healthworker)

I have been in at my present employer for 2 1/2 years. My employer offers a profit-sharing program... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ghana: Legal Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS

Representatives of Ghanaian non-governmental organizations met with government leaders in Accra on Friday at a conference for lawyers on the legal rights and social issues facing people with HIV/AIDS. The workshop, organized by AIDS Alert Ghana with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex Workers Worldwide Should Receive Legal Recognition, Rights to Control Spread of HIV, Researchers at AIDS Conference Say

Countries should legally recognize commercial sex work in criminal and labor laws to effectively control the spread of HIV among sex workers and the general population, researchers said at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the ... Read more »
Lambda Legal

On World AIDS Day Lambda Legal Urges President-Elect Barack Obama to Consider Critical HIV Civil Rights Issues

New York -- This World AIDS Day, December 1, 2008, Lambda Legal urges the new administration of President-Elect Barack Obama to reverse policies that have challenged the human and civil rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. ... Read more »
Global Forum on MSM & HIV

On World AIDS Day, New Online Resource Illustrates Impact of Legal Environment on Gay Men's Health and Human Rights

Oakland, Calif. -- This World AIDS Day, as the United Nations Global Commission on HIV and the Law draws up its final recommendations, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) urges national legislators around the world to review and repeal laws... Read more »
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HIV and legal/financial issues

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi guys

anybody know which states have the best health care and support for low-income positives?

i was diagnosed HIV positive last November - now i'm moving back to the U.S. in about two months and am currently looking for a job. i'm trying to... Read more »

WHERE CAN YOU GET GOOD LEGAL HELP !

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! Out there, I need a good lawyer, but it's hard when you got limited resources. Is there any help you can get through the aids society or legal aid. Does anyone have any information. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ! THANK - YOU !


It's just beauitful here... Read more »

Legality issue

Posted by catsjc, 2 Replies
I was wondering if there was any legal responsibility of a doctor that disclosed my diagnosis to a visitor in a hospital room.

The story goes like this...

I was very ill with cmv and my intestines actually ruptured while in the hospital. The surgen... Read more »

Legal/Policy Specialist HIV/AIDS in the workplace

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The International Health Group is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Policy/Legal Specialist on an HIV/AIDS in the Workplace program. The position will involve technical oversight of up to ten overseas projects in collaboration... Read more »