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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
...discriminate against a person based on their disability. Disabilities can include physical handicaps, cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and others impairments and diseases. Companies and services must provide "reasonable accommodation"... Read more »

HI

Hi my name is mohamed and i am doing a project for government about AIDS in U.S.A and world wide.... Read more »

legal rights

i am a young widow who recently lost her husband. what i earn wouldn't be enough for me to start... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ghana: Legal Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS

...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 support from... Read more »
Lambda Legal

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

...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. "People living with HIV in the United States continue to face difficult... 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

...decrease their susceptibility to rape and sexual assault, which in turn would reduce their chances of contracting the virus. Legal rights also would make sex workers more financially secure, so they could be empowered to turn down high risk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...discuss the school's policy and attitude on HIV. Meet with the nurse and your 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... Read more »
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Living With HIV

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
...As people with HIV infection, we become a community. We all share a common situation. I would even go further and suggest that we are a sort of Read more »

HELP PLEASE

Posted by MACKD413, 7 Replies
I tested positive back in march. I have not told anyone yet. What is the best way to tell family and friends about my condition? What responses will or should I expect? This website has helped me out alot. Right now I am at the point that I will not... Read more »

anyone care to advise???????????

Posted by daisey6205, 6 Replies
...this is not an hiv related question, but i am posting it anyway. my sister has been taking care of my brothers daughter for about 2-3 months. she Read more »

Breach of Confidentiality by FL hospice alleged

Posted by RonPanzer
...presented in the class-action lawsuit. This gives HIV/AIDS patients who have been receiving services by this hospice specific legal rights to legal action. Information documenting this appalling breach of confidentiality is posted online at... Read more »