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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Is Protecting An Person With Hiv A Law

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Protected Sex with HIV+ Person

Dear Doctor:I am (very very) concerned about something that recently happened to me. On November 28 I had protected receptive anal sex with a man who subsequently told me he was HIV positive. He came inside me (with the condom on). I went to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...happened! Twenty-five percent of the over one million HIV-positive Americans are completely unaware they even have the virus!3.Protected sex is indeed "protected," assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break. HIV cannot permeate... Read more »

Research shows some people protected from HIV infection

People with two mutant copies of the CCR5 gene appear to be protected from HIV infection. If this... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...from discrimination under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That was the ruling in Bragdon v. Abbott, the first AIDS-related case to reach the Supreme Court and one with significant implications for healthy positive people and for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: New Bill to Protect People With HIV

... Uganda's Parliamentary committee on HIV/AIDS is working on the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which would provide workplace and civil liberties protections for infected Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen's Parliament Plans to Debate Law That Would Protect People Living With HIV/AIDS, Address Stigma, Discrimination

... Yemen's Parliament is expected to begin debating a law that aims to protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and address related stigma and discrimination, Yemen's The National reports. Abdulbari Daghish -- chair of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Director-General Calls for Greater Protection of the Rights of HIV-Positive People, and Those at High Risk

... Despite progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, "intolerance on the part of health care workers is undermining global efforts to stop the spread of the AIDS virus, [WHO Director-General Read more »
Connect With Others

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in mind always, protected sex is just that PROTECTED, so stop Read more »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 7 Replies
...Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another woman to the virus.Sean L. Sykes, 33, was found guilty of having unprotected sex with a St. Joseph woman without telling her he was HIV-positive. Testimony at his trial which was closed to... Read more »

Brothre w/ HIV and disclosure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have a brother whom I am very close with and love dearly. He was diagnosed with HIV 2 years ago and is still not on meds. His viral load is between 50k and 80k and cd4 around 350, I think. Anyway, He has been Read more »

Keeping confidentiality

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How can a person protect their status once they are hiv+. Will it eventually be documented with your name. My neighbor is head of the health dept. Read more »