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Long Term Disability With HIV At My Job

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Long Term Disability - Chg Jobs

I live in California. I was recently diagnosed as HIV+ (2/8/04). I am healthy, and I have not had any pre-existing medical conditions. I have a solid health coverage plan with my current employer of 4 years, including Long Term Disability...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...and your job is naturally part of that. But since you really need what you already have with this employer--good medical, good long-term disability coverage--I encourage you to market yourself internally before thinking about external employment.... Read more »

RE: Long Term Disability - Chg Jobs

I just posted a question (referenced below), and appreciate the answer. However, I guess I needed... Read more »

Layed Off while on Disability. Can They do this?

Hello:I am going on my fourth month of long term disability from my job because of numerous 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

...because they are regarded as being HIV-positive are also protected. For example, the ADA would protect a person who is denied an occupational license or admission to a school on the basis of a rumor or assumption that he has HIV or AIDS, even if... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Among Disabled People Examined

... IRIN PlusNews reports on different efforts aimed at addressing HIV/AIDS among people living with disabilities. "More than 600 million people -- 10 percent of the global population -- live with disabilities, and 80 percent of them live 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

...limited array of sources, lacked HIV/AIDS awareness, and were misinformed about transmission modes, the authors wrote. "Women with disabilities described experiences of sexual exploitation and abuse," which they perceived as "higher among... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Considering earning disability benefits? Follow this roadmap

...longer protected after 12 weeks. Also, SDI is good for only one year. Long-term disability programs (Social Security, group Long Term Disability policies, private plans) often require much more severe diagnoses than SDI, and a lot more... Read more »
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Qualifing for Disability

Posted by wallace404, 4 Replies
...the general requirements in terms of labs or doctor's orders to qualify with employers and social security to be eligible for disability income benefits? Read more »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...to The Body, which emphasizes the importance of neurological monitoring for people with HIV. It also points up the fact that long term HIV infection remains a disabling condition. For me it confirms what my neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse... Read more »

Worry of the day .. need some advice

Posted by dotman32, 3 Replies
...least. :-) But I am concerned about something. I recently gave up a full time job with great benefits including short term and long term disability in order to persue my dream of one day being self employed. So I'm employed part-time and now... Read more »

I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
...change. People often think I have HIV because there is a person in the home who is HIV positive. This happened to me at my last job and I had to leave. I never knew that people are so scared of people with HIV in 2008. People are afraid to be... Read more »