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Employment Application

I have noticed in the last couple of few years that job applications have a page that asks if I have any one of about 20 disabilities. This list includes HIV. While I do have HIV, i do not feel comfortable answering this question truthfully. Though i...

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Talking With Your Children About Your HIV Status or Your Children's Status

"Remember what you already know about your family: how your children learn new information, what your children may already know about HIV, and what feels most supportive to your family," the Well Project advises. "While there may not be an exact best...

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As a Woman With HIV, I Make My Sex Partners Sign a Disclosure Contract: Here's Why

"My contracts were created not out of my own preferences but birthed from ignorant prejudice, old-school rhetoric, and criminal laws that I've needed to navigate while living with HIV," Tiffany Marrero writes.

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Would a Disclosure Contract With My Sex Partners Protect Me From HIV Criminalization?

TheBody's expert on HIV-related legal issues, Ronda Goldfein, explains how disclosure contracts are a way to try to reduce the risk of prosecution.

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Disclosing One's HIV Status Is Still Hard, Even for People Who Work in HIV

"As people with HIV, we're always making and remaking this decision around disclosure."

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Grindr: Frank Pasquale Talks About Big Data and HIV Disclosure

Recent scandals involving social media platforms have raised a lot of questions about privacy and the unintended consequences for people with HIV.

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SSD Benefits and HIV

How difficult is it for an HIV patient to get Social Security Disability? I'm 55 and have been working over 30 years paying into Social Security but am finding it more and more difficult to work due to the mental and physical effects of HIV. I expect...

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HIV Disclosure in NY State

I'm planning on moving to New York to study. I am HIV positive and I want to know about the criminal laws there and if I can be prosecuted because of it. Should I disclose my HIV status before having sex, even if we use condoms or if my sexual partne...

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Disclosure and HIV

"Sharing your HIV status can help with the stresses of living with HIV. But whom to tell and how to tell them can be complicated and difficult decisions, the Well Project writes." Use this overview to help you consider how best to move forward.

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I've applied to a Federal Law Enforcement Agency, been extended a conditional offer of employment, the whole nine yards. Here's my question, on the medical testing forms I'm required to bring for my exam, under Genitourinary it specifically reference...