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Hiv Surgeon And Americans With Disabilities Act

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Orthopaedic Surgeon refuse to perform surgery on me

Dear Dr. Frascino - I went to an orthopaedic surgeon a few months ago who diagnosed me with a bone spur and 2 torn tendons in my shoulder. When I disclosed my HIV status to him, he refused to perform surgery on me. Is this illegal? I live in NH. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Although there may be some loopholes in the law, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states it is illegal to discriminate against HIV-positive people. This includes refusing to treat HIV patients based on Read more »

HIV/AIDS & Disability?

RE: Is a Person With an AIDS Diagnosis Automatically Disabled?This isn't a question but just... Read more »

medical exam

dr joe,I am suppose to go for this job that requires a medical examination. My question is when... Read more »
U.S. Department of Justice

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rights of Persons With HIV/AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

... Q: What is the ADA? A: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives Federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the Read more »
Housing Works

Action Alert: Strengthen the Americans With Disabilities Act!

... Put some muscle in the ADA! The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is often interpreted too narrowly, a particularly damaging scenario for people living with HIV/AIDS, who frequently Read more »
WorkPositive, Inc.

Americans With Disabilities Act

... Americans With Disabilities Act Effective July '92 for employers of 25 or more Effective July '94 for employers of 15 or more Background Builds on protections Read more »
Lambda Legal

Americans With Disabilities Act Takes Another Hit in the Supreme Court

...of central importance to Mr. Echazabal -- whether he is qualified to perform the job. Mario Echazabal worked for various contractors at Chevrons oil refinery in El Segundo, California from 1972 until 1996. In 1995, when Echazabal sought to work... Read more »
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Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...hearing, I find these simple rules refreshing. Disability Etiquette Fear of the unknown and lack of knowledge about how to act can lead to uneasiness when meeting a person who has a disability. Remember: a person with a disability is a person... Read more »

I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
...I am the guardian of a disabled adult who is HIV positive. I am HIV negative. I never thought I would land up with a person who had HIV living in my home. I always said to Read more »

Disability Retirements

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...on the list of 24 conditions considered so serious that Social Security has targeted them for speedy approval. I have been acting inappropriately in social settings for many years, but it was only in June of this year that I learned the cause... Read more »


Posted by franfrog, 3 Replies
...Ok does anyone know if you are on permanant disability if you are able to work at all? Read more »