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Should Someone With Hiv Be Fired From Their Place Of Work

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Disclosure in the work place

I was recently fired from my job. A co-worker told me that my employer told everyone about me being HIV+ when I found out after my husband death in 1995. Do I still have any rights to sue that employer since I didn't give any consent to inform...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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I suggest that you contact an attorney, explain the situation and have him help you determine what your rights are. There is probably a legal aid association in your area that could assist you with this.... Read more »

Counld my HIV status be th reason I got fired.

I was let go from my place of employement after 16 years. What is unsetting to me is, I don't... Read more »

WORKING IN FOOD PLACES WHEN YOU WORK ALL LIFE??// EVER BODY SAY NOa!!!

HI,I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I GOT HIV+. I BEEN WORKING WITH FOOD ALL MY LIFE. FOR OUTSIDE PEOPLE IN... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Stigma and Discrimination -- Fuel for the HIV Fire

In one of the articles for the print edition of this issue, Dr. Adaora A. Adimora discusses her work on structural barriers fueling the epidemic ("Black Women, Society and HIV ," September/October 2012). At the International AIDS Conference held in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cirque du Soleil Agrees to Pay $600,000 to HIV-Positive Gymnast Fired Because of Perceived Threat to Others

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday announced that Cirque du Soleil has agreed to pay $600,000 to a gymnast who was fired because of his HIV-positive status, the Los Angeles Times reports (Romney, Los Angeles Times , 4/23).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Fires Official Praised for Anti-AIDS Work

Activists in South Africa are expressing shock over President Thabo Mbeki's dismissal of a deputy health minister who had accelerated the nation's anti-AIDS efforts. "This is a dreadful error of judgment that will harm public health care and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Design Evoking Rebirth of Fire-Scarred Forest Wins Contest for Centerpiece of National AIDS Memorial Grove

Officials for a contest to create a centerpiece for the seven-acre National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, Calif., on Wednesday announced that two New York City-based architects have won the competition, the AP/ San Francisco Chronicle ... Read more »
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Work place woes

Posted by 12yrspoz, 1 Reply
How do you deal with the stress of having HIV and co-workers that stress you even more? Read more »

New York City ( Dating Party for HIV POZ ) Public meeting place.

Posted by tobesweet, 2 Replies
It would be nice, if someone organized a dating party for hiv poz in new york city, isn't that..!

I wonder it, How many people would like that idea.

Share your ideas and who knows, may be that can be done...
feel free to send your comments or... Read more »

Best places to live on the East Coast with the HIV

Posted by christo, 1 Reply
I am newly diagnosed and am just seeking a state with progressive doctors/treatment possibilities and outlets like support groups and other outlets. I spoke with a state worker in North Carolina and she told me to have that as my last option if... Read more »

a place for HIV poz people to come and cill...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a 43 yo black male living in NYC, and I was diagnosed with HIV 4 years ago when I was hospitalized with PCP. While in the hospital, one of the doctors came to evaluate me for CMV while a co-worker and my lanlord were visiting me and he... Read more »