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Hiv Life After Diagnosis

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Life Insurance after HIV Diagnosis

I purchased a Life insurance policy in November of 2004 and found out about my HIV infection in January of 2005. If I were to die of an HIV related illness, will my beneficiaries be denied the payment of the policy?
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...You don't have to worry about this. Since your liffe insurance coverage was in place prior to you learning of your HIV status, it is valid and the death benefit will be there for your beneficiaries. An insurance company would only deny the... Read more »

Life Insurance and new HIV+ diagnosis

I currently have a life insurance policy through my employer. I am a teacher and with this most... Read more »

Life Insurance options for healthy HIV positive and no AIDS diagnosis?

Any life insurance options for HIV positive and healthy, but no AIDS diagnosis? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"It Took a Piece of Me:" Initial Responses to a Positive HIV Diagnosis by Caribbean People in the UK

...the news that they are HIV-positive, and none have focused on Caribbean people, the study authors explained. To examine HIV diagnosis experiences and their immediate aftermath, the researchers performed semi-structured interviews of 25... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimated Lifetime Risk for Diagnosis of HIV Infection Among Hispanics/Latinos -- 37 States and Puerto Rico, 2007

... In 2008, the annual rate of diagnosis with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States for Hispanics/Latinos (25.0 per 100,000 population) was Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... We don't want to make light of what you're going through. Getting an HIV diagnosis may feel like the worst thing that has ever happened to you. BUT PAY ATTENTION TO THIS: There is life after testing positive. Read more »
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Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...(tingling in my arms and legs). This seems like classic ARS symptoms. My question to HIV+ readers is how did you cope with your diagnosis? It just seems like my world is falling in around me. I can't concentrate on anything, I'm an emotional... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all Read more »

Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...to expect & avoid now? Or does anyone have any helpful anwers? Can anyone tell me statisticly, how long is the average life expectancy? I know this is taboo among professionals but I believe education is empowering!!! And I want to know,... Read more »