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When Hiv Is Considered A Disability

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is hep.c considered disability such as aids?

it seems that most of what i read puts hep.c in the same category as aids except in the disability classifications. can you shed any light on this. j.w.s....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear JWS,While HCV is considered an opportunistic infection now of AIDS, it does not qualify you automatically for disability. Every case is different and must be weighed on its own merits. DTD... Read more »

is chronic hep.c considered a disability?

i have surfed the net to find the answer to this question, everything i have found nearly suggests... Read more »

hiv/hep c-are they a disability?

hi i was wondering if you have hiv and hep c are theese illnesses consider you to be disabled?... Read more »
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Do Not Overlook People With Disabilities in HIV Prevention Efforts

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New York Times Examines Problems With Access to HIV Information, Services for People With Disabilities in Africa

The New York Times on Sunday examined the problems that deaf and blind people have accessing information on HIV/AIDS in Africa, where education campaigns and prevention efforts have "largely forgotten" such individuals. According to the Times ,... Read more »
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Beyond Disability: Am I Ready to Go Back to Work?

Improved HIV treatments are allowing many people to live longer, healthier lives. Some people who gave up their jobs because of their illness may now be feeling well enough to consider returning to work. The idea of re-entering the workforce can... Read more »
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Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.


When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »

Qualifing for Disability

Posted by wallace404, 4 Replies
Does anyone know what are 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 »

Disability

Posted by ndcowboy, 3 Replies
I need help understanding disability. When or why should I apply? It seems most people are on it. Please help me understand this. Read more »

Disability Retirements

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
Good news, I believe my disability retirements are all done. I say "retirements" because I had to get approval from Social Security (August 3), my employer (October 30) and MassMutual (pending, but the analyst has told my disability lawyer the... Read more »