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Unemployment As An Impact On Hiv/aids

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Are Diabetes and High Blood Pressure to Blame for Unemployment in the HIV/AIDS Community?

According to a French study, the probability HIV-positive people will leave their job within five years of being diagnosed is 35 percent -- and not for reasons you might think. Researchers analyzed 622 patients who received HIV care between 2004 and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

France: Unemployment as a Risk Factor for AIDS and Death for HIV-Infected Patients in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

In the current study, the researchers sought to assess the association between social situation and disease progression among patients diagnosed as HIV-positive since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Late testing was taken... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Choice" to Help Young South Africans Facing AIDS, Unemployment

"Choice" is an interactive radio and television program designed to give South African youth a forum to discuss their problems and receive feedback from experts and peers. The government-financed program is broadcast every Tuesday on TV channel SABC... Read more »
Ask the Experts

withholding my unemployment because of my status

i have HIV and my boss keeps holding my unemployment. i have filed a charge with the EEOC, but havent heard anything yet. i pay rent etc... but im about to lose everything because i dont get to work as much as i did before they found out i had HIV....
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Your HIV status has no bearing on your eligibility for an unemployment insurance benefit ("UIB") entitlement. States differ on administration of unemployment insurance but generally UIB benefits are available to individuals... Read more »

Positive-well, Ill-unemployed, protease-well-employed, ill

I have been HIV+ for app. 16 years. Was unemployed and on SSDI for almost 5 at the worst times. Returned to work after protease inhibitors feeling that I was just too young (43 now) and too healthy, in comparison with others, not to return to work....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I wish I could offer some additional advice, but I can't. You are doing the right thing in getting a lawyer to represent you in this case.... Read more »

Unemployment/Previous Medical Condition

Im an unemployed recent graduate that had a HIV + sexual exposure several months ago. I need to be tested again in order to protect my health however; I havent been test sense 4 weeks after my initial exposure. My GREATEST concern is testing HIV...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you accept a job with a company that offers a group health plan, you would not be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. However, there could be a pre-existing condition exclusion clause in the plan. Even if that plan has a pre-existing... Read more »

Mental mess: Tested positive, unemployed, no insurance

I will make this short as possiable. I live in the LA area.Lost my job in November, still unemployeed, looking daily.Tested HIV poz in Feb.Lost Insurence in March. Savings running out.I have never had so many problems on my plate at once. Have...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know LA, but most large cities have some kind of community mental health centers where you can seek treatment. University medical centers (eg. UCLA) often provide low cost psychiatric treatment through their clinics, sometimes provided... Read more »
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Should I file for Unemployment?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had to resign (or be fired) from my job due to health problems, missed too much work, and insurance coverage due to falling under minimum hours became issue. No legal issues, everything that could be done on their part and mine was done for over a... Read more »

hiv/aids and impact on family

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Susy. My Dad died from AIDS 9 yrs ago. i am currently in graduate school, (almost finished), with a degree in clinical psychology. I have a project due in oe of my classes about the impact of HIV on the family. i would be interested... Read more »

MTV needs people impacted by HIV

Posted by Anonymous
MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS
Please reply directly to

Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking for
names of young people up to the age of 25 whose lives have been... Read more »

Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being from Canada, where the medical care is covered by the government at least we do... Read more »