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If You Had Hiv Can You Get Disability

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Is HIV a disability

I hate asking this question but is HIV a disability? I have serious Lipodystrophy and unable to work anywhere. I can not wear a tie or clothes, i have gained 60 pounds, most of it on my head. Is there anything I can do??...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes, HIV is a disability. You describe a truly disabling medical situation. Please immediately contact a benefits counselor at your local AIDS service organization. You need help in working through the Social Security system to receive benefits or... Read more »

HIV and Disability

After a very long a protracted disability case involving my state employment benefits I was finally... Read more »

HIV - A disability?

Hello,My wife and step-son are HIV positive, I am negative. I have been with the same company for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Concern as Namibia Cuts HIV Disability Grants

Namibia's recent decision to restrict HIV disability grants to only those patients who are medically certified as unable to work could accelerate a patient's progression to AIDS, say activists. The government previously allowed any Namibian with HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Journal Addresses HIV and Disability

The Journal of the International AIDS Society features a special thematic series on HIV and disability . Authors of a journal editorial write, "there is evidence that people with disabilities are at greater risk of contracting HIV. Although more... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Advises Social Security Administration on HIV Disability Benefits

New York, NY -- Lambda Legal has submitted formal comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) outlining ways to improve its criteria for evaluating HIV disability so that they reflect the real difficulties faced by people living with the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland: HIV/AIDS Education -- Disabled Persons With HIV/AIDS Face Unequal Access to Health Information

In a recent report, A.K. Yousafzai of University College London and colleagues found that disabled persons with HIV/AIDS faced difficulties in accessing health information. This qualitative study employed focus group discussions among disabled and... Read more »
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Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.

When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... 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 myself I would never let someone with HIV live in my home. Over time I... Read more »

off of disability and off to work

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hiv pos for 10 years......almost dead 2 years back to work full time and coming off of disability......anyone else in the same boat....would like to hear from you......


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Posted by ndcowboy, 3 Replies
I need help understanding disability. When or why should I apply? It seems most people are on it. Please help me understand this. Read more »