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Laws On Hiv Discrimination

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HIV, legal rights, insurance, and discrimination

Rick could you please discuss what one may need to know after testing positive to hiv regarding employment, medical insurance. . .For example, i am currently employed through a company and they provide health insurance through a common provider. ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...discriminate against a person based on their disability. Disabilities can include physical handicaps, cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and others impairments and diseases. Companies and services must provide "reasonable accommodation"... Read more »

Discrimination against HIV+ medical student

Hello Dr Bob, I am a third year medical student who recently found out I was HIV+. I stupidly... Read more »

Australian PM discriminates HIV Patients

Dear Dr. Bob,What do you think about this latest news report about John Howard, the Aussie PM. I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya Government Drafts Law to End Discrimination Against HIV/AIDS Sufferers

...The Kenyan government has drafted a law outlawing discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, a junior minister said today. "The draft will make it a criminal offense to discriminate against anyone on the basis of their Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigerian Stakeholders Call for HIV Anti-Discrimination Laws

...stakeholders spoke at the launch of a "nationwide project aimed at putting an end to all discrimination" against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The Guardian notes that five Nigerian states currently have HIV anti-discrimination laws. "The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaican Health Minister Says Government Considering Law Against HIV/AIDS Discrimination

...Parliament, according to the Observer . "What we want to do is normalize the condition and not single out discrimination against HIV/AIDS when there are other forms of discrimination among other health conditions," Junor said ( Jamaica Observer... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines Niger's Anti-Discrimination Law Against People Living With HIV

... IRIN examines Niger's anti-discrimination law, which "guarantees HIV-positive individuals the right to health care, employment, social security, education, health insurance and freedom of movement." Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

Posted by bradford
...HIV/AIDS-Stigma and Discrimination by Bradford McIntyre Individuals should not have to suffer all losses due to illness! Men, women Read more »


Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...UNITED STATES DISCRIMINATES AGAINST HIV+ PEOPLE While nearly a million HIV+ American citizens enjoy the freedom to leave and travel outside their country, the United Read more »

homophobia, aids discrimination and corruption...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the deposition. Pretty damning evidence if it ever gets. Vicky also bought an Insurance Policy on my life. She lied about my HIV status and when I die she gets another $100,000. It seems that the case is being bandied about like a hot potato... Read more »

Why was there so much discrimination with Hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...From the beginning to now there is general discrimination with hiv, and you do not see this with hepatitis C virus. I wonder exactly why and if it will ever end? Maybe this is because it's tied Read more »