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Is Hiv Covered Under The Americans With Disabilities Act

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Ask the Experts

is AIDS defined as disability by...?

I have been diagnosed with AIDS for over 10 years. I am trying to take advantage of a loan program to purchase a home that is specifically for people with disabilities. The eligibility criteria for this program reads "Borrowers must be persons who...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...strict or restrictive as the one used by the Social Security Administration, but there is legal precedent for considering HIV a disability under the ADA in and of itself.Please remember that I am not a lawyer! Read more »

Can I be fired if my company finds out I am HIV poz

I am worried because if I have to start a drug regime and they find out I am HIV poz can they fire... Read more »

notifying dentis of hiv status

Is it necessary to inform my dentist that I am hiv+? Read more »
Articles
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

...telecommunications. Q: Are people with HIV or AIDS protected by the ADA? A: Yes. An individual is considered to have a "disability" if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life... Read more »
Housing Works

Action Alert: Strengthen the Americans With Disabilities Act!

...Supreme Court that have reduced the protections for people with disabilities under the ADA Directing that the definition of "disability" must be construed broadly, to cover anyone who is discriminated against on the basis of disability ... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...specifically to protect people like her from just this type of discrimination. A major issue in the case was the definition of disability. Under the ADA, a person is disabled if he or she has a condition that "substantially limits one or more... Read more »
WorkPositive, Inc.

Americans With Disabilities Act

...more Background Builds on protections of Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Civil Rights Act of 1964 Definition of a Disability A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life systems or life activities.... Read more »
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Can I get a Morgage! ( Home )

Posted by faithgirls2000, 3 Replies
I was wonder If I can get a morgage . If so or not? Why? I know I cant get life insurance . Is it the same with a morgage too? Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...speak slowly, have difficulty undrstanding conversations, and have difficulty 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... 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
...Good news, I believe my disability retirements are all done. I say "retirements" because I had to get approval from Social Security (August 3), my employer (October Read more »