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AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

...drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects can be reduced. Harm reduction should be a goal for service organizations and governments. Some drugs are safer than others. Some ways of using drugs are less harmful than others. Drug users can best reduce the harm of their own drug use. Abstinence is the...
Ask the Experts

Re:Re HIV and Disability

...benefits cases, according to a description I found elsewhere) 408-293-3135; no website;- San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program AIDS/HIV Legal Services Project (free legal services to the HIV+ on a variety of issues stemming from HIV; there are a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...That's still being worked out.Perhaps the best way to approach this case would be to state that anemia in the setting of HIV/AIDS is often multifactorial in nature. Certainly anemia of chronic disease may well be a contributing factor in light of... Read more »

AIDS AND THE EEOC

HOW DOES THE EEOC AND THE ADA DEFINE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A WORKER WITH AIDS? AND DOES A DISHCHARGE HAVE TO OCCUR FOR THE EMPLOYEE TO HAVE A FAVORABLE LAW SUIT?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...monetary damages are usually small. If you feel you are being discriminated against but have not been terminated, consult an HIV legal services organization. They may be able to assist you in ending the discriminatory treatment by writing a... Read more »

Lost job due to HIV

I was terminated from my employment 3 weeks after informing my Regional Manager I was HIV+. I know I can file a claim with the EEOC for discrimination (and I am) but, do I stand a chance at a lawsuit against the company ? If my claims are true and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...court awarded damages. Obviously, in order to take this risk, a contingency fee lawyer must think you have a strong case. An HIV legal services provider may be able to help you, or assist you in finding an attorney who will take the case pro... Read more »

Consent to Investigate

The company I work for has requested that all of it's employees and contractors (2000+) sign a form titled "Consent to obtain background investigation reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act", which gives the company the right to obtain any and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...California you would have a claim under the state constitution for a violation of privacy. For other states laws, consult your local HIV legal services provider.Finally the FCRA also requires that if employment is denied based on the consumer... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

High Cost, Lack of Legal Services in Kenya Undermines Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Report Says

...including sexual violence, discrimination, property seizure and police abuse -- and undermines efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in the country, according to a report released on Monday by the Open Society Institute , Reuters reports... Read more »
Housing Works

HRSA "Clarification" on Ryan White Legal Services Raises Yet More Questions

... There's more Ryan White legal limbo! Last year HIV legal advocates pressed the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to update its guidelines regarding what services can and can't be provided using Ryan White funding for Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Calls for Countries in S. Asia to Step Up HIV/AIDS Support Services for Migrants

... A report released by the U.N. Development Program (UNDP), UNAIDS and the International Labour Organization on Tuesday highlights the failure of HIV/AIDS programs in South Asia to reach populations Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Services Can an HIV/AIDS Hotline Provide?

...with a 900 (in the United States or Canada) which are toll calls that you will have to pay for. A few hotlines also provide services directly on the Internet, both through websites and through e-mail. The people answering hotline phones are paid... Read more »
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How to Live With HIV

Posted by judy
...As few as 10 years ago, AIDS was considered an automatic death sentence. From the time a person developed full-blown AIDS to the time of death was generally Read more »

NYC Harm Reduction

Posted by Robert1
...Educators, Inc (NYHRE) is New Yorks largest harm reduction/ syringe exchange program. Its mission is HIV prevention and comprehensive services for those at risk for, or infected with HIV. Legally constituted in 1992, we serve over 5,000 people... Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...Requisition Number: I 08 001 Background: CRS is the consortium lead for AIDSRelief, which is operational in 9 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. The Consortium in Rwanda comprises CRS as the prime, Read more »

Legality issue

Posted by catsjc, 2 Replies
...the doctor came in and didn't ask who was visiting he just started with the history questions and asked me how long I had been HIV Positive. He also didn't ask if I minded if the visitor was there while asking me questions. At that time I was... Read more »