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The Burden Of Hiv On Insurance Industry

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AIDS InfoNet

Selling Your Life Insurance

...expectancy of less than 6 months. However, with the success of current antiretroviral therapies, you may find insurance companies reluctant to purchase policies covering people with AIDS. What Are My Options? The viatical industry is fairly new. It started because people with AIDS were becoming bankrupt due to their medical expenses. However, you may not have to sell your life insurance to get money from it. Check with your insurance...
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Health Insurance Coverage

I was diagnosed with HIV one year ago. At the time I was on a Cobra plan from a previous employer. That Cobra plan has run it's course. At present I have no health coverage and unable to pay for the costs of treatment and medications. Am I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...If you haven't had a lapse in coverage of 63 days, you would be eligible to purchase a HIPAA policy from any insurance company in your area that sells individual health policies. If you have had a break in coverage of 63 days or more, most... Read more »

What should I do? Health Insurance ??

I am currently on Cobra and want to apply for less expensive Individual health insurance. I have not been diognosed w/ hiv but have had a possible exposure and I'm afraid I might be positive. Questions:1. Should I apply and get Health Insurance...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...process. Since findings of such conditions as HIV through insurance-application testing are reported to a central insurance industry data bank, you will have more control over the information if you're tested at an anonymous or confidential site... Read more »

full blown HIV/AIDS in the restaurant industry

I have been ordered to re-hire an employee that I had recently let go for failure to come to work. Three days after, the employee returned to work with his attorney and demanded his job back or threatened to go to the media and say that he was fired...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...reasonably accommodating the disability first.How to avoid this in the future? Make sure all employees in the business have HIV education, including their obligation to tell you if they have a disability. They don't have to tell you what it is,... Read more »

life insurance

can you tell me if there are any companies that offer life insurance to hiv posative people and where could i possibly find a listing that i can contact them thank you so much for your time
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
...Unfortunately, I do not. The industry has really tightened up due to the fraud cases surrounding the purchasing of life policies to be bought by viatical companies. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Calls for Condom Use in L.A. County Adult Film Industry; County Response to HIV Cases Questioned

...recent report that a number of people at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIMHF) clinic have tested positive for HIV since 2004, the Los Angeles Times reports. The group also criticized the county's response to cases of HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...risk for HIV, hepatitis, and other infections. Silicone procured outside of a medical setting is often not medical grade but industrial -- in fact, it may have come straight from the plumbing department of a hardware store -- and is sometimes... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya's Transport Industry, World Food Program Launch HIV/AIDS Service Centers Along Transport Routes

... Officials in the transport industry in Kenya have partnered with the World Food Program to open HIV/AIDS service centers along major transportation routes that will offer testing and care to transport workers, port workers and Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Baltimore Sun Examines Growing Death Industry in Malawi Due to Poverty, HIV/AIDS

...The Baltimore Sun on Sunday examined Malawi's coffin business, which is part of the country's growing death industry fueled by "the toxic brew" of poverty and diseases, namely HIV/AIDS. The life expectancy in Malawi has fallen from 41 years in Read more »
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Money for a photo shoot

Posted by katherineD, 1 Reply
...This is non-exclusive use $7,500-$10,000 if the use is exclusive (meaning you can't model for anything else in the HIV health industry) You won't be paid for coming to the casting, but it is the best way to be considered for the job. WHERE I... Read more »


Posted by Survivor
... My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old preachers daughter, became an AIDS activist ten years ago, after she was infected with HIV in a rape. When I asked Susan, who often tells me of the great spiritual support she got from others when she became... Read more »

LIFEbeat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...LIFEbeat The Music Industry Fights AIDS is looking to fill the Local Tour Outreach Coordinator position. We are seeking a trained peer educator to organize Read more »